Dow sells Global Polypropylene Business Braskem $340 million

Dow sells Global Polypropylene Business to Braskem for $340 million

3:07 PM, 28th July 2011
Dow sells Global Polypropylene Business to Braskem for $340 million
Andrew N Liveris, Chairman and CEO, Dow.


MIDLAND, US: Dow Chemical Company agreed to sell it’s global Polypropylene business to Braskem for a total enterprise value of $340 million, comprised of $323 million cash purchase price plus other cash and contingency assumptions of $17 million. Enterprise value multiple to Dow is 6.7x EBITDA. Dow expects to report a gain on this divestment and the transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2011, pending regulatory approval. In addition to this transaction, the two companies will continue to evaluate potential future collaborations on growth opportunities in connection to their strategies.

The divestiture includes Dow’s polypropylene manufacturing facilities at Schkopau and Wesseling, Germany, and Freeport and Seadrift, Texas. Also included are inventory, business know-how, certain product and process technology and customer contracts and lists.

Approximately 200 employees are expected to transition employment status to Braskem at transaction close. Dow’s Polypropylene Licensing & Catalyst business and related catalyst facilities are excluded from the scope of the transaction.

Under terms of the purchase agreement, Braskem will honour customer and supplier contracts and related agreements.

“This divestiture is another strong example of Dow’s strategy to transform our Performance Plastics franchise to focus on downstream, technology-differentiated solutions,” said Andrew N Liveris, Chairman and CEO, Dow.

“This business has delivered historic margins that do not meet our expectations moving forward and is no longer core to Dow’s strategy. We are shifting our Plastics portfolio from a commodity focus to that of a performance focus. This divestment is directly in line with that strategy,” added Liveris. 

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