GPC Participacoes SA em Recuperacao Judicial is a Brazil-based holding company primarily engaged in the chemical industry. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is involved in the activities, which are divided into two main segments: Chemicals and Pipes. In the Chemicals segment, the Company is active in the production and sale of methanol, thermosetting and alkyd resins, varnishes for floors, formaldehyde, hexamethylene tetramine, pentaerythritol and sodium formate. In the Pipes segment, it is engaged in the manufacture of pipes for the oil and gas industry. Additionally, the Company is involved in the sector of renewable energy, including the transformation of biomass and waste into a renewable source of electricity, heat and chemicals. As of December 31, 2011, the Company held interest in a number of companies, including GPC Quimica SA, Apolo Tubos e Equipamentos SA and Metanor SA - Metanol do Nordeste. In May 2013, the Company entered bankruptcy proceedings.