Ownership structure started tilting towards Nigerian Shareholders who controlled between 60% and 63% & gradually took the destiny of the company in their hands.

Factories in Lagos & Port Harcourt attained a joint production capacity of 25 million liters per annum and employed over 500 Nigerians.

In 1987, William Holdings (United Kingdom) acquired and sold the decorative group to the UB group and the new owner still retained the name Lewis Berger (Overseas Holdings) Limited, United Kingdom as the owners of Berger Paints Nigeria Limited.