Celanese Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Chemicals Company

Celanese has acquired 14 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Celanese’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Acetex for $492M. Celanese has acquired in 5 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (58%) and plastics (43%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Celanese Corp.

222 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Suite 900N,
Irving, Texas 75039
United States,
(972) 443-4000
www.celanese.com

Celanese Corp. is a global technology and specialty materials company. Celanese is one of the largest producers of acetyl products for nearly all major industries, as well as a global producer of high performance engineered polymers that are used in a variety of high-value applications. The Company's product portfolio serves a diverse set of end-use applications including paints and coatings, textiles, automotive applications, consumer and medical applications, performance industrial applications, filtration applications, paper and packaging, chemical additives, construction, consumer and industrial adhesives, and food and beverage applications. Celanese was formed in 1918 and is based in Irving, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 7 2 2 1 1 1 14
vol $819M $819M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nouryon - Elotex Business 2020-01-30 - Divestiture
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Linde AG - Synthesis Gas Production Unit 2019-01-15 - Divestiture
Pasadena, Texas
Next Polymers Ltd. 2018-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Mumbai, India · www.nextpolymers.co.in
Omni Plastics, Inc. 2017-12-18 - Divestiture
Erie, Pennsylvania · www.omniplasticserie.com
Nilit Plastics 2017-02-01 - Divestiture
Migdal Haemek, Israel · www.nilit.com
SO.F.TER. SPA 2016-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Forli, Italy · www.softergroup.com
SOFTER SpA 2016-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Forli, Italy · www.softergroup.com
Cool Polymers, Inc. 2014-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
North Kingstown, Rhode Island · www.coolpolymers.com
Ashland - Vinac & Flexbond Buisness 2012-01-03 - Divestiture
, United States
Future Advanced Composites & Technologies GmbH 2009-12-21 - Divestiture
Kaiserslautern, Germany · www.fact-kunststoffe.de
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Celanese EVA Performance Polymers, Inc.    - AT Plastics - AT Films business 2007-08-21 1
Edmonton, Alberta , United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 8 (57%) 819M (100%) 1 (100%) -
Plastics 6 (43%) - - -
Total 14 $819M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 208M - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 208M - -
Germany 1 - 1 -
Italy 2 - - -
United Kingdom 2 119M - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
Canada 1 492M - -
  British Columbia 1 492M - -
India 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Domestic 5 (36%) 208M (25%) - -
Cross-border 9 (64%) 611M (75%) 1 (100%) -
Total 14 $819M 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $819M
TOTAL $819M
Largest Acetex Corp.
$492M (2005-07-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
14%
1 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
6 86%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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