Mr. Bill Gates acknowledges Hester for developing a Newcastle Disease Vaccine - Sonalika Tractors aims to expand in Europe and 5 global markets eyes 20% growth - Schneider Electric Announces EcoXpert™ Master Level Partners in Critical Power - NAREDCO TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST PROPERTY EXHIBITION IN MUMBAI - BSE’s India INX gets SEBI nod for listing framework of debt securities - Prime Minister inaugurates Dr. Ambedkar International Centre - Defending champ Rashpal confident of retaining Crown - ICAI International Conference 2017 Concludes Today - adidas partners with Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd. adidas women’s apparel will now also be available at 16 Lifestyle stores across India - PUBLICATION OF MARATHI NOVEL "HIS DAY" FOR HIZDE [Trans Gender] RELEASED AT A BOOK LAUNCH AMIDST EUNUNCHS - NSE compiles ‘Regulation wise Compilation of SAT Orders’ Senior SEBI officials release an e-book in 5 volumes on SAT orders - Ruchi Soya to scale up Soybean crushing business post favorable government policies - Cloudnine Group of Hospitals Inaugurates First ever hospital in New Mumbai dedicated to mothers & babies - STERLING HOLIDAYS REDEFINING THE INDIAN HOLIDAY LANDSCAPE - Astron Paper and Board Mill Limited’s IPO opens on December 15, 2017, with Price Band of Rs. 45 to Rs. 50 per Equity Share of Face Value of Rs. 10 each - SumTotal Advances as a Leader in Nucleus Research’s Talent Management Technology Value Matrix for a Third Consecutive Year - PRICING OF USD 500 MILLION 3.835% FIXED RATE SENIOR UNSECURED DOLLAR GREEN BOND OF 10 YEAR TENOR BY INDIAN RAILWAY FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED - Nation pays tribute to Dr Babasaheb R. Ambedkar on his death anniversary along with the Prime Minister and Celebrity - 2nd Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show 1st – 3rd February 2019 - White Hill Music releases brand new song ‘Nain’ from the album ‘Solo’ - Camlin brings Iconic `Flora Classic’ Pencils back - The 5th Edition of China Homelife / Machinex India 2017 inaugurated at BEC, Mumbai - Emotion with devotion needed for Khadi’s growth, says Minister Giriraj Singh - Union Bank of India ties up with RXIL (Receivable Exchange of India Ltd) as a TReDS (Trade Receivable Discounting System) Partner - CJP Uploads Online Petition Intervening For Peace in Ayodhya - The Governor of Maharashtra CH Vidyasagar Rao has expressed grief on the demise of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor - Actress-Model Daljeet Kaurr Mrs Universe 2016 introduced models from 26 cities for Mr, Miss and Mrs IAWA 2017 at Off the Grid Lounge,Mumbai - Music Launch of ‘Dr. Tatya Lahane | Angaar… Power Is Within’ A Mesmerizing Affair - Noor (Non-Interest Bearing Resident Accounts) Personal Accounts Launched By Federal Bank on Milad-E-Sherif - Latest Patented Innovation from Kaspersky Lab Helps Businesses Tackle Stealth Remote Control - VODAFONE INTRODUCES NOIDA’S FIRST FREE WI-FI ENABLED BUS SHELTER - Intersolar India, the Three Day Flagship Solar Industry Conference and Exhibition Opens on December 5 in Mumbai - Mercedes-Benz strengthens its after-sales footprint in south India, inaugurates the first luxury car workshop in Salem - Ravi Dube, Ahsaan Qureshi,Shharad Malhotra,Meghna Naidu, Iqbal Khan, Ishrat Ali, Daljit Kaur & Yogesh Lakhani came for 4th Dashnik Mumbai Press Media Award at Iskcon,Mumbai. - INAUGURATION OF AADHAR ENROLMENT-CUM-UPDATION CENTRE AT MUMBAI GPO - Hema Malini launches “ONE FOR ALL , ALL FOR ONE”, a Tribute and salute to Indian Army - Bollywood Actor and MP Hema Malini during announcement the Synergy, an Indo Georgian Dance fusion in Mumbai - Glamour Rendezvous Diagold cuts the ribbon with Shilpa Shetty - Moneycontrol hosts a special ground event ‘India’s Road Ahead’ - GUJARAT ELECTIONS STARTS TODAY - Yogacharya Amit Dev transcends Mahaprabhu Ji’s Yoga to Russia

LANXESS successfully completes acquisition of Chemtura

Screenshot_20170331_163717

·         Acquisition cleared by all required regulatory authorities

·         Combined additives business with annual sales of approximately EUR 2 billion is a further strong pillar in the group
·         Increased footprint in the North American growth region

·         Zachert: “This acquisition is another major step in our realignment process.”

Cologne (GPN) – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of U.S. company Chemtura, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives, earlier than originally expected effective April 21, 2017. All required regulatory authorities have cleared the transaction. Already in February 2017, Chemtura’s shareholders voted to approve the acquisition. With a total enterprise value of EUR 2.4 billion, Chemtura is the largest acquisition in the history of LANXESS. The acquisition significantly expands the company’s additives portfolio and makes LANXESS one of the world’s leading players in this growth field, which is one of the most attractive in the specialty chemicals industry. In addition to additives, Chemtura’s urethanes and organometallics businesses will be integrated into the LANXESS portfolio. The Cologne-based specialty chemicals company will absorb some 2,500 Chemtura employees at 20 sites in 11 countries worldwide. The former Chemtura businesses generate annual sales of approximately EUR 1.5 billion.

“The acquisition of Chemtura is another major step in our realignment process and a significant milestone in our course of growth. The ‘new’ LANXESS is increasingly taking shape. The expansion of the additives business gives LANXESS an additional strong pillar. In its new set-up and with an even more balanced portfolio, the company will be much more stable and profitable. At the same time,Chemtura  considerably strengthens our presence in the North American growth region,” said Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. “We will now focus our energy on rapidly and smoothly integrating the new businesses and employees, as well as on optimally serving our new and existing customers.” Through the acquisition LANXESS increased its footprint in North America. In this region, the company is now represented at 24 production sites (previously 12) and employs approximately 2,800 staff (previously 1,500). The region’s share in global sales increases from approximately 17 percent to approximately 21 percent. The expected annual synergy effects from the transaction amount to approximately EUR 100 million with realization targeted until 2020. The acquisition of Chemtura is already expected to be accretive to LANXESS’s earnings per share in the first full fiscal year after closing. LANXESS financed the acquisition through two corporate bonds and a hybrid bond as well as cash. The bonds were successfully placed at attractive terms already in 2016.Additives: a further strong pillar of LANXESS

Effective immediately, LANXESS will combine its entire additives business within the new Specialty Additives segment. This segment is an additional pillar in the LANXESS group, with annual sales of approximately EUR 2 billion and some 2,900 employees worldwide. The segment comprises the new Additives and Rhein Chemie business units. The combined business with flame retardant and lubricant additives is anchored in the Additives business unit, which is headed up by Anno Borkowsky. The Rhein Chemie business unit, headed up by Philipp Junge, comprises the existing rubber and color additives businesses of LANXESS.

LANXESS strengthens profitable flame retardant and lubricant additives business

LANXESS is significantly strengthening its competitive position in the area of lubricant additives and synthetic lubricants for industrial applications. “We are now one of the leading suppliers of industrial lubricants and possess an integrated value chain,” explained Anno Borkowsky. LANXESS expects medium-term growth of 3 to 4 percent annually for the industrial lubricant additives market, driven primarily by steadily increasing demands placed on lubricants as regards performance capability and environmental compatibility.

LANXESS is also significantly expanding its market position for flame retardant additives and now also operates the former Chemtura businesses with brominated flame retardant additives, bromine and bromine derivatives. Due to their high effectiveness, these substances are used among others in the construction industry and are an ideal complement for the existing LANXESS business with phosphorus-based flame retardant additives. “Flame retardance requirements are continuously rising due particularly to the trend toward energy-efficient construction. This acquisition will also make us one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant additives.

As of today, we can offer our customers an array of complementary brominated and phosphorus-based products from a single source,” said Borkowsky. LANXESS also expects medium-term annual growth rates of 3 to 4 percent for the area of flame retardant additives.

New fields of business for LANXESS: urethanes and organometallics

The urethanes business is new for LANXESS. Effective immediately, it will be placed within the newly formed Urethane Systems business unit headed up by Markus Eckert. The product range includes hot- cast prepolymers, special aqueous urethane dispersions and polyester polyols. These are components of specialty polyurethanes, used primarily in the construction, mining, oil, gas, athletic equipmentand electronics industries. These plastics are used, for example, to manufacture rollers for conveyor belts or inline skates. Urethane Systems will join the existing High Performance Materials business unit of LANXESS to form the new Engineering Materials segment.

Also new in the LANXESS portfolio is the organometallics business. These are chemical compounds that are used, among other applications, as catalysts in polymers production or for the synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. With immediate effect, this business is being managed in the existing Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit of LANXESS.ENDS.

About the Author

Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

Be the first to comment on "LANXESS successfully completes acquisition of Chemtura"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*