Kevin Yttre


Kevin Yttre, Managing Director

Kevin Yttre, President and Managing Director, joined Grace Matthews from an operating role in 2008, and has worked with clients spanning the chemical industry in Europe and North America. A chemical engineer, Kevin held a number of engineering and management positions in chemicals businesses in the U.S. and the Netherlands prior to joining Grace Matthews. At ICI’s Uniqema Specialty Chemicals Business, Kevin was responsible for designing and implementing process improvements and control systems, including the design and commissioning of a four-reactor chemicals facility in New Castle, Delaware. He subsequently held a marketing role at Uniqema’s Gouda, Netherlands site, and ultimately was the Plant Production Manager at the New Castle facility, where he was responsible for the production of over 90 specialty chemicals products.

Kevin holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree, with Highest Distinction, in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  At Madison, Kevin was awarded the Kurt F. Wendt Memorial Scholarship for outstanding performance as an engineering student and the Kowalke-Harr Teamwork Award, and was also named a Dalhke Scholar and Colbeck Scholar.  In 2016, Kevin was awarded the prestigious national M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award for his contributions to the investment banking industry.  Kevin is an officer of the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin and an active member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), The Water Council, and The Association of Water Technologies (AWT).

P: 414.278.1120

Features & Articles Speaking Engagements

M&A: Top of the Cycle?
IHS Chemical Week
April 2018

Creating Value With Chemical Carve-Outs
IHS Chemical Week | Online
August 2016

Member Spotlight on Grace Matthews
December 2017


M&A Quarterly Briefing
IHS Chemical Week
August 2017

Piecing Together Water's Future
December 2016

Insight: Chems Gain Focus Through Carve-Outs
ICIS Chemical Business
November 2016

Lower Prices Bring Uneven First-half Chemical Earnings
Chemical & Engineering News
August 2016
Divestitures: A Sign of What's to Come?
IHS Chemical Week
July 2016
M&A: The Path Ahead
IHS Chemical Week
July 2016


"Through years of experience, Grace Matthews' professionals have established reputations for creative problem solving and for managing the sensitive, personal issues that accompany engagements."
- Kevin Yttre

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