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Clariant agrees to market pigments business in $950 million deal

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ZURICH (Reuters) -Clariant has agreed to sell its pigments business enterprise to Heubach Team and SK Funds Partners in a offer which values the business enterprise at up to 855 million Swiss francs ($951.27 million), the Swiss chemicals maker mentioned on Monday.

Clariant said it would reinvest to become a 20% shareholder in the new mixed business, which employs 3,000 folks and has annual profits of around 900 million euros ($1.09 billion).

The deal represented an business price of 805 to 855 million francs, dependent on an earn-out payment dependent on the 2021 fiscal general performance of the enterprise which can make pigments and dyes employed in the automotive, plastics and other industries.

Clariant stated the sale, which is predicted to be concluded in the initial 50 percent of 2022, represented a various of 10.7 to 11.4 situations the standalone EBITDA of the pigments organization in the calendar year to April 2021.

The sale is the last stage in the divestment and repositioning programme declared by Basel-dependent Clariant in July 2018, said Chief Executive Conrad Keijzer.

The business has presently divested its healthcare packaging and masterbatches organization as it seeks to improve quicker than its marketplaces, and raise financial gain margins.

“Now our focus can absolutely be on increasing income and profitability of our core company places: Treatment Chemical substances, Catalysis and Organic Sources,” Keijzer claimed.

In addition to funding the reinvestment, proceeds will go into funding organic and natural progress of Clariant, as properly as strengthening the company’s stability sheet.

($1 = .8988 Swiss francs)

($1 = .8264 euros)

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