Arkema Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Arkema has acquired 20 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 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 SA for $1.3B. Arkema has acquired in 10 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (78%) and plastics (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 9 1 - 2 4 2 18
vol $365M $570M $1.7B $2.6B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 - - 1 1 2 7
vol $378M $1.3B $1.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Arkema - PMMA Business 2020-12-14 1.3B EUR Divestiture
Colombes, France
Colorado Photopolymer Solutions (CPS) 2020-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.cpspolymers.com
Adaptive3D Technologies LLC 2020-10-28 - Stake Purchase
Dallas, Texas · www.adaptive3d.com
Continuous Composites, Inc. 2020-07-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho · www.continuouscomposites.com
Fixatti AG 2020-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Klettgau, Germany · www.fixatti.com
Arkema S.A. - Functional Polyolefins Business 2019-10-14 378M EUR Divestiture
Colombes, France
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 14 (78%) 2.6B (100%) 4 (57%) 1.7B (100%)
Plastics 2 (11%) - 2 (29%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - - -
Food - - 1 (14%) -
Total 18 $2.6B 7 $1.7B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 2.2B 3 -
  Texas 2 - 1 -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 1.7B - -
  Idaho 1 - - -
  Florida 1 570M - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Minnesota - - 1 -
France 1 - 3 1.7B
China 2 365M 1 -
Germany 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (6%) - 3 (43%) 1.7B (100%)
Cross-border 17 (94%) 2.6B (100%) 4 (57%) -
Total 18 $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)
22%
4 (22%)
Strategic(s)
22%
4 (22%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
7 (100%)

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