BASF: Lone Star Funds to buy Construction Chemicals business
BASF and an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm, have signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is EUR 3.17 billion. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2020, subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities. With more than 7,000 employees, the Construction Chemicals business operates production sites and sales offices in more than 60 countries and generated sales of about EUR 2.5 billion in 2018.
“Our aim was to find a new home for our Construction Chemicals business where it can leverage its full potential,” said Saori Dubourg, member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and responsible for the Construction Chemicals business. “Under the umbrella of Lone Star, the Construction Chemicals team can focus on a growth path with an industry-specific approach.”
“BASF’s Construction Chemicals business fits very well with our portfolio, complementing our investments in the construction materials industry,” said Donald Quintin, President of Europe at Lone Star. “We highly value the industry-wide recognised knowledge and competence of BASF’s Construction Chemicals experts, backed by a strong track record in innovative products and a compelling R+D pipeline. We look forward to jointly pursuing a growth-oriented business approach.”