VARO Energy successfully completes acquisition of German wholesale distributor Gekol


Conventional energies

VARO Energy, a growing oil refining and distribution company in North West Europe, completed the acquisition of Gekol Mineralölhandel GmbH, a wholesale distributor of petroleum products based in Hamburg, Germany.

Roger Brown, CEO of VARO Energy, said: “The acquisition of Gekol further expands VARO Energy’s footprint in Germany, in line with our strategy for growth in this market. Gekol and its subsidiary, Marol, have an excellent reputation for very high service levels to their extensive customer base. We look forward to continuing to build on this reputation by reliably supplying high quality products to our growing clientele.”

VARO Energy refines, stores and distributes oil products for the North West European market. The company owns a refinery in Cressier, Switzerland, a minority share in the Bayernoil refinery in Southern Germany, all Petrotank storage facilities throughout Germany, additional storage facilities in Switzerland and marketing businesses in both countries.

Varo Energy is owned by The Carlyle Group and Vitol.

About VARO Energy

VARO Energy is a growing oil refining and distribution company in North West Europe. The company refines, stores and distributes oil products in Switzerland and Germany. VARO Energy is a partnership between the global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and international energy and commodities company Vitol.

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