AMSTERDAM — Specialty chemicals provider Nouryon recently announced that Nouryon B.V., an affiliated entity that is expected to become the parent company of the Nouryon group, has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its ordinary shares.

The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Nouryon expects to use the proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of debt. The initial public offering is expected to commence after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions.

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