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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