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Technical Absorbents

8th July 2019, London

Synthomer acquires Omnova Solutions

Omnova is a major supplier of emulsion polymers, speciality chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces. © Synthomer Synthomer, a leading supplier of waterborne dispersions and speciality polymers, has reached an agreement with Omnova Solutions, which develops, manufactures and markets polymers, dispersions, elastomers and other speciality chemicals, on the terms of a recommended acquisition of the entire share capital of Omnova.

The acquisition is expected to complete in late 2019 – early 2020 following receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Omnova is a major supplier of emulsion polymers, speciality chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces. It offers a wide range of technical solutions for various industries, such as coatings, adhesives, oilfield, paper, carpet and laminates. The business employs around 1,900 employees and operates thirteen sites across the US, Europe and Asia.

“This transaction is an important step in the continued execution of Synthomer’s strategy with an acquisition that is both strategically and financially compelling. The acquisition of Omnova represents an attractive opportunity to materially expand our international business into North America and expand our presence in Europe and Asia, creating a global speciality chemical company,” commented Calum MacLean, Chief Executive of Synthomer.

The acquisition provides an attractive financial profile with significant expected synergy benefits, according to Synthomer. “The company has been disciplined waiting for the right opportunity to deliver value through our inorganic growth strategy and this acquisition will provide an additional platform for Synthomer to continue to grow into the medium term,” the company reports.

“I am delighted to welcome Omnova employees to the business and look forward to working with them to take the combined business to the next level,” concluded Mr MacLean.


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