Kuraray Co., Ltd.

9F, Ote Center Bldg., 1-1-3, Ote-machi,
Chiyoda-KU, 100-8115
Japan,
81 3 6701 1000
www.kuraray.co.jp

Kuraray was established in 1926. In 1950, the company achieved a corporate milestone as the first in the world to bring polyvinyl alcohol synthetic fiber to market. In subsequent years, Kuraray used its proprietary technology in the area of polymer chemistry and synthetic chemistry to develop resins, chemicals, fibers and textiles and others.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 1 1 - 1 - - 3
vol $543M $543M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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According to our data here at Mergr, Kuraray has acquired 3 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Kuraray’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls for $543M. Kuraray has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (34%) and distribution (34%).

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 221 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is Axalta Coating Systems, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is SK Capital Partners with 3 platform acquisitions.

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