BorsodChem is a chemical company headquartered in Kazincbarcika
Kazincbarcika is the third largest city of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary. It lies in the valley of the river Sajó, away from the county capital, Miskolc.-History:...

, Hungary
Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...

, which produces and processes plastic raw materials and isocyanate
Isocyanate is the functional group of elements –N=C=O , not to be confused with the cyanate functional group which is arranged as –O–C≡N or with isocyanide, R-N≡C. Any organic compound which contains an isocyanate group may also be referred to in brief as an isocyanate. An isocyanate may have more...

s. BorsodChem manages its two other production plants in Ostrava
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, the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
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 and Blachownia
Blachownia is a town in Częstochowa County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It lies about 10 km west of the city of Częstochowa.-External links:***...

, Poland
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. Several branch offices are available in Hungary, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy and Poland.


BorsodChem grew out of a complex of local chemical factories in the North of Hungary, and launched its first and Hungary's first PVC
Polyvinyl chloride
Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is a thermoplastic polymer. It is a vinyl polymer constructed of repeating vinyl groups having one hydrogen replaced by chloride. Polyvinyl chloride is the third most widely produced plastic, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is widely used in...

 plant in 1963.

In 1991, as the legal successor to the 1949-founded Borsodi Vegyi Kombinát, the company BorsodChem was officially established. BorsodChem has become one of the largest chemical companies in Hungary.

2000 M&A incident

Irish-registered offshore company Milford Holdings purchased a 24.7% stake in 2000. Investigators discovered that Milford Holdings is a front company for Sibur
Sibur is a Russian petrochemicals company controlled by Russian billionaire Leonid Mikhelson. The activities of Sibur include refining of the feedstock gas, production of monomers and polymers, methanol production , mineral fertilizer, tires, synthetic rubber and plastics processing.Russian...

, a company controlled by Gazprom
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. It sold the stake to CIB, the Hungarian subsidiary of Banca Commerciale Italiana
Banca Commerciale Italiana
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, but Sibur retained option to BorsodChem. Vienna Capital Partners
Vienna Capital Partners
Vienna Capital Partners is a corporate finance advisor and private equity investor headquartered in Vienna.The company is mainly focused on corporate finance, direct investment and trust management in Central and Eastern Europe countries.- History :...

was involved in the affair. Hungarian Prime Minister called for an investigation into the deal.

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