Huntsman: Acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla
On 5 December 2019, Huntsman Corporation announced its agreement to acquire Icynene-Lapolla, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications, from an affiliate of FFL Partners, LLC.
Icynene-Lapolla has annual revenues of approximately USD 230 million with two manufacturing facilities located in Houston, TX, USA, and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Under terms of the agreement, Huntsman will pay USD 350 million, subject to customary closing adjustments, in an all-cash transaction funded from available liquidity. According to Huntsman, based on full year 2019 adjusted EBITDA estimates, the purchase price represents an adjusted EBITDA multiple of approximately ten times, or approximately seven times adjusted EBITDA pro forma for synergies. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020.
Commenting on the acquisition, Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman's Polyurethanes division, said: “I am delighted that Icynene-Lapolla is joining our downstream, high-growth MDI urethanes insulation business. Icynene-Lapolla is well recognised by architects, builders and contractors as a market leader in the manufacture and supply of high-performance, energy-efficient building envelope solutions. Almost half of all energy consumption is used in the heating and cooling of buildings, making the choice of insulation critical. SPF is the most effective insulant available in the market. The combination of Icynene-Lapolla, with its SPF product range and reflective roof coatings, with Demilec, the SPF business we acquired in 2018, will significantly strengthen our energy-saving insulation business and provide customers with an unmatched offering of choice while accelerating the globalisation of our spray foam technology.”
Peter Huntsman, Chairman, President and CEO further commented: “As the demand for energy efficiency continues to grow, both in residential and commercial construction, this combination of companies will provide Huntsman with the largest global array of spray foam technology, integration of raw materials and associates. This is the size and type of downstream assets that we will continue to add to our company as we strengthen margins, move downstream and be less reliant on a single product or application.”