Synthomer - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Synthomer M&A Summary

Synthomer has acquired 7 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Synthomer’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Eastman Chemical - Adhesive Resins Business for $1.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Synthomer - Dispersions Business to FERRO S.A. for $20M. Synthomer has acquired in 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (86%) and plastics (15%).

Synthomer Business Overview

Where is Synthomer headquartered?

Synthomer is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

What is Synthomer’s revenue?

Synthomer disclosed revenue of 1,971M GBP for 2023 and 2,384M GBP for 2022.

How many employees does Synthomer have?

Synthomer has 4,200 employees.

What sector is Synthomer in?

Synthomer is a chemicals company.

When was Synthomer founded?

Synthomer was founded in 1863.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Synthomer

Synthomer plc

45 Pall Mall,
London, SW1Y 5JG
United Kingdom,
44 12 7943 6211
www.synthomer.com

Synthomer is a supplier of latices and speciality emulsion polymers supporting leadership positions in many market segments including coatings, construction, textiles, paper and synthetic latex gloves. Synthomer was founded in 1863 and is based in London, United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 - 1 - - - 7
vol $1.4B $1.0B $2.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $20M $20M
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Eastman Chemical Co. - Adhesive Resins Business 2021-10-28 1.0B USD Divestiture
Kingsport, Tennessee
OMNOVA Solutions, Inc. 2019-07-03 473M USD Add-on Acquisition
Beachwood, Ohio · www.omnova.com
BASF SE - SBR Business 2017-09-28 - Divestiture
Pischelsdorf, Austria
Perstorp Oxo Belgium AB 2017-03-06 88M EUR Divestiture
Evergem, Belgium
Synthomer Plc - Dispersions Business 2016-03-21 20M GBP Divestiture
, South Africa
Hexion - Performance Adhesives & Coatings 2016-03-20 226M USD Divestiture
, United States
PolymerLatex GmbH 2011-03-01 579M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Marl, Germany · www.polymerlatex.com
Harlow Chemical Co. Ltd. 2001-08-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Harlow, Canada · www.harlowchem.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BASF SE - SBR Business 2017-09-28 BASF SE - SBR Business 2017-09-28 1
Pischelsdorf, Austria Pischelsdorf, Austria
Revertex (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.    - Revertex Finewaters Sdn. Bhd. 2010-06-02 1
Kluang,, Malaysia Klang,, Malaysia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 6 (86%) 1.8B (76%) 1 (100%) 20M (100%)
Plastics 1 (14%) 579M (24%) - -
Total 7 $2.4B 1 $20M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 1.7B - -
  Tennessee 1 1.0B - -
  Ohio 1 473M - -
Austria 1 - - -
Belgium 1 88M - -
Canada 1 - - -
Germany 1 579M - -
South Africa - - 1 20M
Domestic - - - -
Cross-border 7 (100%) 2.4B (100%) 1 (100%) 20M (100%)
Total 7 $2.4B 1 $20M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $88M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Eastman Chemical Co. - Adhesive Resins Business
$1.0B (2021-10-28)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $20M
Largest Synthomer Plc - Dispersions Business
$20M (2016-03-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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