Lanxess in talks buy Belgium-based Taminco $ 1.4 billion

Lanxess in talks to buy Belgium-based Taminco for $ 1.4 billion

3:53 PM, 8th June 2011
Lanxess in talks to buy Belgium-based Taminco for $ 1.4 billion

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Lanxess is in talks to buy Belgian chemicals group Taminco from private equity firm CVC for about  € 1 billion ($ 1.4 billion), the Financial Times Deutschland reported.

The acquisition would be the largest in Lanxess’ history, the paper said in an advance copy of its Wednesday edition, citing financial and sector sources. Lanxess and Taminco declined to comment. CVC was not immediately available for comment.

The German group had said earlier this month that acquisitions of targets with up to 1 billion euros in sales were possible. Taminco had sales of  € 715 million in 2010.

Lanxess is being advised by JP Morgan and the sellers by Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, the paper said.

 © Thomson Reuters 2011





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