FL Selenia was acquired by Doughty Hanson in April 2000, the same year it acquired Viscosity Oil. This allowed FL to become a world leader in the manufacturing of oils for the agricultural industry.
At the time of the acquisition, FL Selenia was the largest independent blender and distributor of automotive lubricants in Europe and South America.
It supplies lubricants and functional fluids (for example, anti-freeze) for cars, trucks, tractors and earth-moving equipment, as well as for industrial lubrication.
The company was sold in October 2003 to Vestar Capital Partners for €670 million.