M&A Deal Summary

Element Solutions Acquires MacDermid

On October 12, 2013, Element Solutions acquired chemicals company MacDermid for 1.8B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Element Solutions’ 1st transaction in the Chemicals sector.
  • This is Element Solutions’ 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Element Solutions’ 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Element Solutions’ 1st transaction in Colorado.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-10-12
Target MacDermid
Sector Chemicals
Buyer(s) Element Solutions
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.8B USD
Advisor(s) Lazard Ltd. (Financial)

Target

MacDermid

Denver, Colorado, United States
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MacDermid is a leading global provider of proprietary specialty chemicals and technical services to a wide range of diverse end use markets including electronics, metal and plastics finishing and offshore oil and gas markets. The company competes in a wide range of attractive niche markets and typically holds a #1 or #2 market position in each of its businesses.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Element Solutions

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1785
Sector Chemicals
Employees5,300
Revenue 2.5B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Element Solutions is a diversified producer of high technology specialty chemical products and provider of technical services. Element Solutions was incorporated in 1785 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 11
Sector (Chemicals) 1 of 7
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 8
State (Colorado) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 6
Year (2013) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 7
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-10-20 Arysta LifeScience

Chuo-Ku, Japan

Arysta LifeScience is an agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals company that produces a range of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides as well as a number of products for the healthcare and veterinary medicine markets. Arysta LifeScience was founded in 2001 and is based in Chuo-Ku, Japan.

Buy $3.5B