Clariant AG - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Clariant AG M&A Summary

Clariant AG has acquired 11 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 14 assets.

Clariant AG’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Sud-Chemie AG for $1.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Clariant AG - Masterbatches Business to Avient for $1.6B. Clariant AG has acquired in 4 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (73%) and packaging (19%).

Clariant AG Business Overview

Where is Clariant AG headquartered?

Clariant AG is headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland.

What sector is Clariant AG in?

Clariant AG is a chemicals company.

When was Clariant AG founded?

Clariant AG was founded in 1995.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 3

Clariant AG

Rothausstrasse 61,
Muttenz, CH-4132
Switzerland,
www.clariant.com

Clariant AG is a specialty chemicals company. Clariant offers chemicals such as adsorbents, biocides, industrial ingredients, and detergents, as well as chemicals and dyes for textiles, leather, and paper. Clariant also manufacturers de-icing agents and fire retardants.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 8 - 1 - 1 1 11
vol $1.6B $60M $810M $2.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 11 1 1 1 - - 14
vol $3.4B $836M $4.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IFF - Cosmetics Ingredients Business 2024-04-03 - Divestiture
New York, New York
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics SAS 2023-10-30 810M USD Divestiture
Québec, Quebec · www.lucasmeyercosmetics.com
Clariant - NORAM Land Oil Business 2022-10-27 - Divestiture
Muttenz, Switzerland
BASF - Attapulgite Business 2021-12-28 60M USD Divestiture
, United States
Clariant Pigments Business 2021-06-14 836M CHF Divestiture
Muttenz, Switzerland
Clariant AG - Surfactant Business and Sulfate Production Equipment 2020-07-15 - Divestiture
Santa Clara, Mexico
Clariant AG - Masterbatches Business 2019-12-19 1.6B USD Divestiture
Muttenz, Switzerland
Airnov Healthcare Packaging 2019-07-22 320M CHF Divestiture
Choisy-le-Roi, France · www.airnov-healthcare.com
Clariant Insurance AG 2017-01-05 - Divestiture
Triesen, Liechtenstein
KEL-TECH, Inc. 2016-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Midland, Texas · www.keltechinc.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 8 (73%) 2.4B (100%) 10 (71%) 2.3B (55%)
Packaging 2 (18%) - 1 (7%) 320M (8%)
Engineering 1 (9%) - - -
Distribution - - 1 (7%) 22M (1%)
Insurance - - 1 (7%) -
Plastics - - 1 (7%) 1.6B (37%)
Total 11 $2.4B 14 $4.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Switzerland - - 7 3.5B
  Georgia - - 1 -
United States 5 60M 1 -
  Texas 2 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
  North Carolina - - 1 -
Germany 2 1.6B 1 54M
France 1 - 1 320M
Canada 1 810M - -
  Quebec 1 810M - -
China 1 - - -
Liechtenstein - - 1 -
Luxembourg - - 1 338M
Mexico - - 1 -
Sweden 1 - - -
United Kingdom - - 1 22M
Domestic - - 7 (50%) 3.5B (83%)
Cross-border 11 (100%) 2.4B (100%) 7 (50%) 734M (17%)
Total 11 $2.4B 14 $4.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
National Capital Companies LLC
1
Legal Deals
Homburger
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $810M
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Sud-Chemie AG
$1.6B (2011-02-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.5B
< $100M 3 $136M
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Clariant AG - Masterbatches Business
$1.6B (2019-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Strategic(s)
27%
3 (27%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
7 (50%)
Strategic(s)
57%
8 (57%)

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