H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $25 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá and Mexico City. is a publicly-held business and Brazil’s largest producer of specialty intermediate chemicals for use in the industry segments we serve. In all of South America, it is the only integrated producer of oxo alcohols (octanol, butanol, isobutanol), phthalic and maleic anhydrides, and various types of plasticizers, while standing as the absolute leading manufacturer of the latter in Brazil. Adding to those intermediate chemicals is the production of formaldehyde, urea formaldehyde concentrate, fumaric acid, butyric acid, 2-ethyl hexanoic acid and polyester resins, as well as the Company’s entire range of organic chemicals. To complement our product range, the Company also produces sulfuric acid, which is an inorganic chemical.*
Our current position is the result of 120 years’ experience marked by pioneering initiatives in the history of Brazil’s chemical industry. Over time, the Company has diversified and expanded our product range to meet the demands arising from the Brazilian industrial development process.
As a point of difference, Elekeiroz has three strategically well-located sites: two at Brazil’s largest petrochemical complex, in the municipality of Camaçari, Bahia, and one in Várzea Paulista, São Paulo, part of the Southeast region, the country’s leading consumer market for industrial chemicals.
Elekeiroz’s B2B (business-to-business) activities, products and solutions serve customers in the following segments: building and construction, paints and coatings, apparel and footwear, industrial chemistry, films and packaging materials, crop protection products, pulp and paper, and fertilizers.
*: Organic chemicals typically have carbon and hydrogen atoms in their molecules, whereas inorganic chemicals contain metals or hydrogen combined with a non-metal or group of non-metals.