The Valence Group is advising Arkema on its announced project for the sale of its tin stabilizer business to PMC Group, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, a manufacturer of performance chemicals and plastics. This proposed divestment of organometallic products includes Thermolite® tin stabilizers, Fascat® catalysts, and fine chemicals. Arkema’s proactive management team continues to demonstrate its commitment to portfolio optimization via a program of acquisitions and divestments to refocus its activities on fast growing core specialty businesses.
Based on tin chemistry, Thermolite® heat stabilizers are used in PVC production, much of which is used in the construction sector, while Fascat® catalysts are used in automotive specialties and other applications. With a presence across the United States, Europe and Asia, the business reported revenue of approximately €180 million.
Expected to be completed in the fall, the divestment project is subject to the Works Council information and consultation process in the Netherlands and to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.
Arkema is France’s leading specialty chemicals producer providing solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. Arkema has operations in more than 40 countries, 14,000 employees and eight research centers, generating annual revenue of €5.8 billion from its portfolio of internationally recognized brands.
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The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking, strategic consulting and senior management within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The senior members of The Valence Group have collectively more than 350 years of experience, and have advised on more than 200 closed transactions valued cumulatively over $85 billion and spanning more than 80 different chemicals/materials subsectors. The firm’s offices are located in New York, London and Shanghai.