THE WOODLANDS, TX — Huntsman Corp. announced an agreement to acquire CVC Thermoset Specialties, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer serving the industrial composites, adhesives and coatings markets. CVC Thermoset Specialties is part of Emerald Performance Materials LLC, which is majority owned by affiliates of American Securities LLC.
CVC Thermoset Specialties has annual revenues of approximately $115 million with two manufacturing facilities located in Akron, Ohio, and Maple Shade, New Jersey. Under terms of the agreement, Huntsman will pay $300 million, subject to customary closing adjustments, in an all-cash transaction funded from available liquidity. The transaction is expected to close around midyear of 2020.
Commenting on the acquisition, Scott Wright, President of Huntsman's Advanced Materials division, said, "The acquisition of CVC Thermoset Specialties brings valuable complementary technology breadth to our Advanced Materials portfolio, and its unique products will make systems using our class-leading epoxy-based materials even tougher, stronger and more durable. This business manufactures highly specialized toughening, curing and other additives used in a wide range of composite, adhesive and coatings applications across aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. In addition to strengthening our position in North America, Huntsman will use our existing asset footprint and routes to market in Europe and Asia to rapidly grow and globalize CVC Thermoset Specialties' exciting and complementary product range. This acquisition will further improve our ability to create differentiation in our customers' applications, in particular through our strong formulations business."