Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Clariant strengthens its North American oilfield production chemicals business with two acquisitions

    Muttenz, September 14, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announces two acquisitions in the oilfield production chemicals business. After closing, the agreed purchases of Kel-Tech Inc. and X-Chem LLC add approx. USD 200 million of sales, as well as personnel, technology and expertise to its existing activities in North America and accelerates the growth of its Business Unit Oil & Mining Services (OMS) as a leading provider of oilfield production chemicals in North America.

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    Clariant and Kilfrost announce termination of acquisition

    Muttenz, June 10, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Kilfrost today announced that the companies have terminated the acquisition agreement they entered into on November 19, 2015, relating to the sale and purchase of the European aircraft and rail de-/anti-icing businesses of Kilfrost.

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  • Clariant to acquire Kilfrost's aircraft de-icing business in Europe

    Muttenz, November 20, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, signed an agreement with Kilfrost to acquire Kilfrost’s aircraft de-icing business in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and conditional upon merger clearance.

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    Clariant in India intends to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs Limited’s personal care portfolio

    On September 29, 2015 – Clariant entered into an agreement with an intent to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs Limited's personal care portfolio, subject to necessary regulatory, statutory and other approvals, as may be required. The acquisition will enable Clariant India Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of Clariant Group) to strengthen its personal care portfolio within the Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) business unit, by offering a wider product portfolio within the sun, skin, hair and oral care range as well as anti-microbial preservatives.

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    Clariant completes the sale of its Energy Storage Business to Johnson Matthey

    On March 2, 2015 Clariant announced the completion of the sale of its Business Line Energy Storage to Johnson Matthey Plc, which was announced on October 29th 2014. The sale was closed on February 28th 2015.

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    Clariant Acquires Swedish De-icing Specialst Aerochem AB

    On January 16, 2015, Clariant announced thats its Business Unit ICS has completed the acquisition of the Swedish de-icing specialist Aerochem AB, a privately-owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Centrally located within the Nordic region Aerochem has a leading market position in supplying de-icing fluids to the aviation and railway industries in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 

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    Clariant acquires remaining shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita

    On January 12, 2015, Clariant signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB) from Geosol, a world leader in analytical services for mineral exploration. The transaction is subject to certain conditions precedent, as well as regulatory approvals. The agreement enables Clariant to take full ownership of a Bentonit mine and a state-of-the-art production facility, employing 101 employees and located in Vitória da Conquista in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

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  • Clariant divests its Energy Storage Business to Johnson Matthey

    On October 29, 2014, Clariant has agreed to divest its Business Line Energy Storage to Johnson Matthey Plc.

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    Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging specialist VitaPac

    On September 29, 2014, Clariant announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with VitaPac, a Chinese specialist for healthcare packaging.

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    CLARIANT COMPLETES THE SALE OF ITS WATER TREATMENT BUSINESS TO SOUTH AFRICAN AECI

    On July 1 2014, Clariant announced that it has closed the sale of its Water Treatment business in Africa to AECI.

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    CLARIANT AND ASHLAND COMPLETE SALE OF ASK CHEMICALS JV TO RHÔNE

    On July 1 2014, Clariant announced the closing of the previously announced sale of their joint venture ASK Chemicals.

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    CLARIANT AND ASHLAND TO SELL ASK CHEMICALS JV TO RHÔNE

    On April 9 2014, Clariant announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture, ASK Chemicals.

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    Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited completes acquisition of Plastichemix Industries

    On April 9 2014, Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. announced the successful closure of the acquisition of Plastichemix Industries.

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    Clariant Divests its Water Treatment Business to South African AECI

    On February 11 2014, Clariant announces to divest its Water Treatment Business to South African AECI. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    CLARIANT CLOSES SALE OF DETERGENTS & INTERMEDIATES BUSINESS

    On January 1, 2014, Clariant announced the closing of the sale of its Detergents & Intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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  • CLARIANT INTENDS TO ACQUIRE INDIAN MASTERBATCH PRODUCER

    On December 16 2013, Clariant announced the intention to acquire Plastichemix Industries, a masterbatch business in India, located in Vadodara. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    STAHL HOLDINGS B.V.

    On October 30 2013, Clariant announced that it plans to sell its Leather Services business to Stahl. Stahl Holdings B.V., majority-owned by Wendel Group, is a Dutch company providing high quality chemicals, dyes and coatings for leather and other applications. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL INVESTORS GROUP (ICIG)

    On October 15 2013, Clariant has signed an agreement to divest its Detergents & Intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). The total consideration of the sale amounts to CHF 58 million, out of which 20 million will be in cash at closing. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    SK CAPITAL/ARCHROMA

    On October 1 2013, Clariant announced the closing of the sale of its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. Starting 1 October 2013, the three former Clariant businesses are now operating under the name Archroma. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    CLARIANT ACQUIRES JIANGSU MULTICOLOR FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD (JMC)

    On September 30 2013, Clariant announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC) based in Jiangsu Province, PRC. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    ECOLAB INC.

    On April 15 2013, Clariant announced that it signed an agreement with Ecolab Inc. to acquire some of its deep water Gulf of Mexico assets. The divestment of the assets by Ecolab was a prerequisite by the U.S. Department of Justice for the approval of the acquisition of Champion Technologies. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    CRM INTERNATIONAL SAS

    On January 14 2013, Clariant signed an agreement to acquire CRM International SAS, a French based manufacturer of natural ingredients for the personal care industry. The acquisition strengthens Clariant’s Industrial and Consumer Specialties Business Unit (ICS), which aims to accelerate sustainable, high performance solutions. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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  • SK CAPITAL

    On December 27 2012, Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has signed an agreement to divest its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

    On October 26 2012, Clariant and Wilmar International Limited, a leading Asian agribusiness group, have, through their respective subsidiaries, signed an agreement to establish a 50-50 joint venture as the global platform for production and sales of amines and selected amines derivatives. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    ALVIGO AS

    On July 26 2012, Clariant has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 40 percent share of a joint venture between the Holding company Alvigo AS, based in Tallin/Estonia and Süd-Chemie AG, in the meantime acquired by Clariant AG. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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  • OBERHAUSEN TECHNOLOGY CENTER (OTC)

    On October 26, 2011, Clariant acquired the German company Oberhausen Technology Center (OTC) to further strengthen its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business Unit (ICS). Financial details of the acquisition were not being disclosed.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    Clariant Closes Süd-Chemie Acquisition

    On April 21 2011, Clariant closes Süd-Chemie acquisition. Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has completed the purchase of 96,15% of the shares in Süd-Chemie from One Equity Partners and the family shareholders.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    Clariant Acquires Canadian Oil Services Firm Prairie Petro-Chem, Expanding North American Presence

    On April 01 2011, Clariant Acquires Canadian Oil Services Firm Prairie Petro-Chem, Expanding North American Presence acquisition. Specialty chemicals expert Clariant has acquired Saskatchewan, Canada-based oil services company Prairie Petro-Chem and will integrate it into the Clariant Oil Services business. The transaction significantly enhances Clariant’s presence in the important Bakken Shale, an area positioned to be the number one oil and gas producing region in North America.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    Aviation De-icing Acquisition (Octagon Process LLC) to Expand Clariant’s North American Capabilities

    On March 21 2011, Clariant acquired Octagon Process LLC. Clariant, a leading supplier of de-icers for aircraft and runways in Europe, is expanding its capabilities in the North American de-icer market by acquiring Octagon Process LLC, a privately-held company based in N.Y. As a result of the acquisition, Clariant will provide customers a broader supply-chain network and enhanced geographic scope. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    Clariant plans acquisition of Süd-Chemie AG

    On February 16, 2011, Clariant AG announced its plans to acquire a controlling majority in Süd-Chemie AG and has thereto signed a contract with the majorityshareholders.

    As part of the planned transaction, still subject to clearance by competent merger control authorities, Clariant has come to agreements with the majority shareholder One Equity Partners (50.4%) and the family shareholders (approximately 46%). As a result, Clariant will acquire slightly above 95% of the outstanding shares.

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  • XL PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS

    On May 19 2009, Clariant acquired Dalton, Ga.-based XL Performance Chemicals from Fibro Chem LLC and its affiliates. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. The acquisition unites Clariant’s extensive network of sales, technical service and support with XL Performance Chemicals’ proven know-how and family of technologies for more than 100 different foam-control products in end-use markets where Clariant already has a substantial global presence: metal-working, paints and coatings, mining, oil services, crop protection, construction, textile and paper. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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  • DICK PETERS B.V.

    On 24 November 2008, Clariant sold Netherlands-based Dick Peters B.V. to the German specialty chemicals group ALTANA. Dick Peters BV was founded in 1956. The central activity at that time was the textile industry in Holland and West-Germany. In 1973 Dick Peters BV was taken over by Hoechst Holland NV After the merger between Hoechst Specialty Chemicals with Clariant in 1997, Dick Peters B.V. became a 100% subsidiary of Clariant. Dick Peters BV has developed into a company that makes special products for almost every industry. Over the last 10 years, the average turnover increase exceeded 10% by far. Dick Peter’s market is worldwide, with 80% of the products sold abroad.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    RITE SYSTEMS/RICON COLORS

    On 1 July 2008, Clariant acquired the combined companies of Rite Systems, Inc. and Ricon Colors, Inc. leading US Masterbatches suppliers with both liquid and solid masterbatches technology. The purchase substantially strengthens Clariant Masterbatches’ market position in North America and adds to Masterbatches' liquid color capabilities. Founded in 1987 and with yearly sales of approximately USD 50 million, Rite Systems and Ricon Colors employ approximately 150 people. They operate from three strategically located plants in the U.S. in: West Chicago, Illinois; Mooresville, North Carolina; and Chino, California; a European operation is based in Vienna, Austria. The company’s portfolio comprises about two-thirds liquid and one-third solid masterbatches.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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  • MASTERANDINO

    On 1 November 2007 Clariant acquired the Colombian company Masterandino, a Masterbatch producer in Colombia for the amount of CHF 5 million. The acquired business contributed sales of CHF 1 million and net profit of less than CHF 1 million to the Group for the period from 1 November 2007 to 31 December 2007. If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2007, Group sales would have increased by CHF 6 million and net income would have increased by CHF 1 million. These amounts have been calculated using the Group’s accounting policies and by adjusting the results of the subsidiary’s to reflect the additional depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the fair value adjustment to intangibles had applied from 1 January 2007, together with the consequential tax effects.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    TOSCHEM

    On 1 October 2007 Clariant acquired the Colombian company Toschem de Colombia Ltda, a leading supplier of chemicals and services to the oil and gas and industrial water treatment markets in Colombia for the amount of CHF 5 million. The acquired business contributed sales of CHF 2 million and net profit of less than CHF 1 million to the Group for the period from 1 October 2007 to 31 December 2007. If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2007, Group sales would have increased by CHF 8 million and net income would have increased by less than CHF 1 million. These amounts have been calculated using the Group’s accounting policies and by adjusting the results of the subsidiary’s to reflect the additional depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the fair value adjustment to intangibles had applied from 1 January 2007, together with the consequential tax effects.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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  • CIBA MASTERBATCHES

    On 1 December 2006 the Group acquired the Ciba Specialty Chemicals’ masterbatches business at an amount of CHF 30 million. This transaction comprised share deals in France and Saudi Arabia and an asset deal in Malaysia. All the shares were acquired in France and 93% of the shares in Saudi Arabia. The acquired business contributed sales of CHF 5 million and net loss of less than CHF 1 million to the Group for the period from 1 December 2006 to 31 December 2006. If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2006, Group sales would have increased by CHF 76 million and net income would have increased by CHF 3 million. These amounts have been calculated using the Group’s accounting policies and by adjusting the results of the subsidiaries to reflect the additional depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the fair value adjustment to property, plant and equipment and intangibles had applied from 1 January 2006, together with the consequential tax effects. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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    CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF CLARIANT SUBSIDIARY INDUSTRIEPARK GERSTHOFEN SERVICEGESELLSCHAFT SOLD

    On 30 September 2006, Clariant sold the activities of Site Services, Energy Supply, ESHA Services and Enterprise Functions of the subsidiary Industriepark Gersthofen Servicegesellschaft. On reclassification to non-current assets held for sale in the second quarter of 2006 the net assets of this company were revalued to the lower of their carrying amount and fair value less costs to sell. This revaluation caused an impairment charge of CHF 43 million, which is reported in the income statement line “Restructuring and impairment”.  

    PHARMACEUTICAL FINE CHEMICALS

    On April 28, 2006 Clariant sold its Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals unit to TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P. for a transaction value of approximately CHF 110 million. The sale marked a further step in Clariant’s strategy to focus its portfolio on core activities. The unit manufactures building blocks, regulatory starting materials, intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for both the innovative and the generic pharmaceutical industry. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

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