Clariant acquires remaining shares Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita

Clariant acquires remaining shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita

11:34 AM, 12th January 2015
Clariant acquires remaining shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50 per cent shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB) from Geosol, a world leader in analytical services for mineral exploration. The transaction is subject to certain conditions precedent, as well as regulatory approvals. The agreement enables Clariant to take full ownership of a Bentonit mine and a state-of-the-art production facility, employing 101 employees and located in Vitoria da Conquista in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

“The acquisition is in line with our strategy to capture profitable growth opportunities in emerging markets. CBB offers excellent access to markets with great potential for our existing business and for future innovations, e.g. in agriculture or feed additives,” said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant.


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