Pidilite acquires Araldite’s businesses in Indian Sub-Continent for Rs.2100 Crore

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Biznextindia : Pidilite Industries on Thursday said that it’s Board has approved a definitive agreement with Huntsman Group (USA) for acquiring 100% stake in one of their subsidiaries in India namely, Huntsman Advanced Materials Solutions Private Limited (HAMSPL).

This is for a cash consideration of approx. Rs 2100 crores, excluding customary working capital and other adjustments, subject to certain preconditions being met prior to the closing of the transaction.

HAMSPL manufactures and sells Adhesives, Sealants and other products under well-known brands such as Araldite, Araldite Karpenter and Araseal in India. In the calendar year 2019, business revenue was approximately INR 400 Cr. In addition to the Indian Sub-Continent business, the acquisition includes a Trademark licence for Middle East, Africa and ASEAN countries.

Huntsman Group is a leading global producer of differentiated organic chemical products. Under the terms of the agreement, Huntsman will receive approximately 90% of the cash consideration at closing and balance approximately 10% under an earnout within 18 months if the business achieves sales revenue in-line with 2019. The transaction is expected to close by next week.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Apurva Parekh, Executive Director, Pidilite Industries Limited, said: “Araldite is an iconic brand and a market leader in Epoxy Adhesives in India. We are thankful for all the support extended by the Huntsman group and we are confident that our association will remain strong going forward as well.

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