One of AGM’s key distribution partners, specialty chemical supplier Maroon Group, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by global distributor Barentz International. The acquisition aims to expand Barentz’ activities in the North America region, and according to senior leaders, is aligned with its strategy to become a global leader in the life science and broader specialty chemical industries.

AGM secured its distribution partnership with world class distributor Maroon Group in March 2020, as a direct route into the coatings and polymers sectors across the United States and Canada. Following the announced acquisition, this exclusive agreement is set to continue, facilitating collaboration on new customer developments incorporating AGM’s proprietary Genable graphene dispersion technology.

In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, Turkey, South Africa, Japan, China and South Korea.

Our name may be changing, but the entrepreneurial culture and fundamental values that have defined us will continue to be reflected in our new identity. Our product portfolios are very complementary, so this acquisition will bring a series of synergies and enable us to offer quality and expertise to our combined customer base.

Terry Hill, CEO of Barentz North America

Notice of Name Change

Effective April 1, 2021

Maroon Group will be changed to Barentz

New Legal Entity Name: Barentz North America, LLC

Read more on Barentz here or find out more about AGM’s growing network of distribution partners here.