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Akzonobel to sell specialty chemicals division to The Carlyle Group and GIC


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03 Apr 2018 − 

Akzonobel has announced the sale its specialty chemicals business division to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion. For Akzonobel, this transaction is a “key milestone in creating a focused, high performing paints and coatings company.”

Akzonobel has announced the sale of 100% of its specialty chemicals business division to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion. The entire division with all product segments – pulp and performance chemicals, industrial chemicals, surface chemistry, and functional chemicals – will be part of the deal.

On the basis of the year-end balance sheet, Akzonobel expects to receive a cash payment of €8.9 billion. Following deduction of deal and separation related costs, as well as other previously announced liabilities, the net proceeds are expected to be around €7.5 billion.

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