Arkema - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Arkema M&A Summary

Arkema has acquired 26 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Arkema’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Ashland Global Holdings - Performance Adhesives Business for $1.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2020, when it sold Arkema - PMMA Business to Trinseo for $1.3B. Arkema has acquired in 10 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (75%) and building materials (9%).

Arkema Business Overview

Where is Arkema headquartered?

Arkema is headquartered in Colombes, France.

What is Arkema’s revenue?

Arkema disclosed revenue of 11,550M EUR for 2022 and 9,519M EUR for 2021.

How many employees does Arkema have?

Arkema has 20,600 employees.

What sector is Arkema in?

Arkema is a chemicals company.

When was Arkema founded?

Arkema was founded in 2003.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 1

Arkema

Arkema S.A.

420 rue d’Estienne d’Orves Cedex,
Colombes, 92700
France,
+33 1 49 00 74 63
www.arkema.com

Arkema is a chemical producer company. Arkema organized its activities into 3 complementary business segments: High Performance Materials: Technical polymers (Specialty polyamides and Fluoropolymers), Filtration and Adsorption (CECA), Organic Peroxydes, Specialty Adhesives (Bostik). Industrial Specialties: Thiochemicals, Fluorochemicals, PMMA (Altuglas International), Hydrogen Peroxides. Coating Solutions: Acrylics, Coating resins, Photocure resins (Sartomer) Rheology Additives (Coatex). Arkema was founded in 2003 and is based in Colombes, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 12 4 3 1 3 1 24
vol $935M $1.7B $2.6B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 1 2 - - - 7
vol $378M $1.3B $1.7B
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
proionic GmbH 2024-04-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Raaba, Austria · www.proionic.com
Arc Building Products 2023-12-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Wicklow, Ireland · www.arcbuildingproducts.ie
PI Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. 2023-12-01 - Divestiture
Seoul, South Korea · www.pimaterials.com
Polytec PT GmbH 2023-05-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Karlsbad, Germany · www.polytec-pt.com
Shanghai Zhiguan Polymer Materials 2022-02-21 - Add-on Acquisition
, China
Permoseal (Pty) Ltd. 2021-12-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Cape Town, South Africa · www.alcolin.com
Arkema - Epoxides Business 2021-09-27 - Divestiture
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
Ashland Global Holdings Inc. - Performance Adhesives Business 2021-08-31 1.7B USD Divestiture
Covington, Kentucky
Edge Adhesives Holdings, Inc. 2021-05-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Forth Worth, Texas · www.edgeadhesives.com
Adaptive3D Technologies LLC 2021-05-17 - Divestiture
Dallas, Texas · www.adaptive3d.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. 2009-02-06 Ketonex - PAEK Patent Portfolio 2022-11-21 1
South Windsor, Connecticut · www.oxfordpm.com Oxford, United Kingdom
Bostik, Inc. 2015-02-02 Prochimir SAS 2019-07-26 5
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin · www.bostik-us.com Pouzauges, France · www.prochimir.com
Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. 2009-02-06 Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. - Aerospace & Defense Business 2017-12-08 1
South Windsor, Connecticut · www.oxfordpm.com South Windsor, Connecticut
CECA SA    - CECA SA - Activated Carbon and Filter Aid Business 2016-11-02 1
La Garenne Colombes, France · www.cecachemicals.com La Garenne Colombes, France

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 18 (75%) 2.6B (100%) 4 (57%) 1.7B (100%)
Plastics 2 (8%) - 2 (29%) -
Building Materials 2 (8%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - - -
Food - - 1 (14%) -
Total 24 $2.6B 7 $1.7B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 2.2B 3 -
  Texas 2 - 1 -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 1.7B - -
  Idaho 1 - - -
  Florida 1 570M - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Minnesota - - 1 -
China 3 365M 1 -
France 1 - 3 1.7B
Austria 1 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (4%) - 3 (43%) 1.7B (100%)
Cross-border 23 (96%) 2.6B (100%) 4 (57%) -
Total 24 $2.6B 7 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
The Valence Group
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $935M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Ashland Global Holdings Inc. - Performance Adhesives Business
$1.7B (2021-08-31)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $378M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Arkema - PMMA Business
$1.3B (2020-12-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
6 (25%)
Strategic(s)
17%
4 (17%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
7 (100%)

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