Enhesa announces acquisition of HCB

Enhesa announces acquisition of HCB

Enhesa, backed by CGE Partners, acquires HCB, a publisher of global insights on the transport and storage of dangerous goods

LONDON, 26th October 2021

Enhesa, the global compliance and sustainability content business backed by CGE Partners, is excited to announce it has completed the acquisition of HCB magazine and website. Established in 1980, HCB publishes key insights on the transport, handling, and storage of dangerous goods. Global in scope, it covers regulatory developments in the sector and brings its readers news and insight that aim to make their operations safer, compliant, and more efficient.

Through the HCB monthly magazine, HCBLive.com website and news alerts, HCB covers the transport and storage of all types of dangerous goods, with focus on liquid chemicals, liquefied gases, explosives, and other hazardous articles. It reports on all modes of transport: road, rail, maritime (bulk and packaged), inland waterway and air, making it a leading international resource for the dangerous goods professional.

This news closely follows Enhesa’s recent acquisition of sustainable chemistry company, Scivera, on 11 October 2021 and marks the third add-on acquisition for Enhesa since CGE’s initial investment – the first being Chemical Watch in December 2020.

Peter Schramme, CEO at Enhesa, commented: “I’m very pleased to welcome HCB into the Enhesa family. HCB supports our mission at Enhesa to help build a safer, more sustainable world by covering the vital stage of safe transportation between the suppliers, the manufacturer, and the customer. HCB’s global coverage and regulatory expertise dovetails with our existing operations and product compliance brands and in particular complements Chemical Watch’s news & insight coverage of product lifecycle, product compliance and chemicals management.”

Peter Mackay, Editor at HCB, commented: “I’m delighted for the business to move to Enhesa, and to work closely with the editorial team at Chemical Watch to provide customers with specific coverage of global transport safety regulations and related news and insight. Jointly, our news offering covers even more of the lifecycle of products, and I look forward to further developing content services that meet the needs of global supply chains.”


About HCB – hcblive.com

HCB was established in 1980 to help those involved in the transport and storage of dangerous goods to keep up to date with changing regulations. HCB continues to cover regulatory developments and to bring readers news and insight that aim to make their operations safer, compliant and more efficient.

The news service covers the transport of all kinds of dangerous goods, but particularly liquid chemicals, liquefied gases, explosives and other hazardous articles. It covers all modes of transport: road, rail, maritime (bulk and packaged), inland waterway and air. Its coverage is also global in scope, covering not only North America and Western Europe but also the Far East, South-East Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. HCB is led by seasoned industry editor Peter Mackay, who has a uniquely detailed knowledge of transport safety and long-standing relationships with the TDG community.


About CGE Partners – cge-partners.com

CGE Partners is a €440m European mid-market investment fund. CGE invests in businesses using technology to facilitate the transition to a more digital, renewable, secure and compliant future, providing capital and expertise to enable rapid international expansion in global markets.


About Enhesa – www.enhesa.com

Enhesa is partner to multi-national corporations that want to help build a safer, more sustainable world. Through comprehensive EHS and product compliance intelligence, we empower clients to take care of the environment, health and safety of their collective. Combining our advanced regulatory expertise in 300+ jurisdictions with AI-powered technology, we provide actionable insights in more than 30 languages – covering what compliance means now and how it will change in the future. We help you comply with confidence – today, tomorrow, across the globe.


About Chemical Watch – www.chemicalwatch.com

Chemical Watch provides independent intelligence and insight for product safety professionals managing chemicals. Established in 2007, and an Enhesa company since 2020, Chemical Watch helps businesses across value chains stay ahead of the dynamic chemicals management agenda by providing access to in-depth knowledge, tools and a network of experts. Chemical Watch’s aim is to empower its members to transform product safety management and unlock the full value of regulatory compliance within their business.


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