Clariant enters agreement to divest its Quats business to Global Amines Company, a joint venture of Clariant and Wilmar, for US$113M; divestment supports Clariant's portfolio transformation to focus on specialty chemicals

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MUTTENZ , August 31, 2022 (press release) –

Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement for the divestment of its Quats business to Global Amines Company Pte. Ltd.,  a 50/50 joint venture owned by Clariant and Wilmar, Asia’s leading agricultural business and oleochemicals business globally. 

This divestment is a further step in Clariant’s portfolio transformation to focus operations purely on specialty chemicals. Quats are quaternary ammonium compounds, a group of chemicals used for a variety of purposes including as preservatives, surfactants, and as antistatic agents. Quats are used in a wide range of commercial, industrial, and consumer products. The business maintains an excellent reputation as a leading supplier of quats with proprietary technology and a good service reputation. 

The transfer will be an asset sale of the sites in Germany, Indonesia, and Brazil and will provide for tolling agreements where needed. The sales price, subject to standard closing conditions, is set at USD 113 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to be consummated in the first half of 2023.

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