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Dividend Growth Investment Or Compounding Machine? Brenntag Could Be Both

(Editor's Note: Investors should be aware of the risks in trading illiquid securities such as BNTGF and BNTGY. Brenntag's listings in Europe under BNR can offer improved liquidity.)

Business and history

With its 5.9% share of the global chemical distribution business, Brenntag (OTCPK:BNTGF) (OTCPK:BNTGY) is the global market leader. The company links chemical manufacturers and chemical users, and offers over 10,000 products to approximately 170,000 customers.

Brenntag entered into the chemical distribution business in 1912, expanded beyond its home country Germany in 1966, and entered the U.S. market in the early 1970s. In the following decade, Brenntag expanded within Europe through acquisitions and joint ventures. By acquiring Holland Chemical International in 2000, the company became a...

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