Volume 90 Issue 45 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 5, 2012

Compounder PolyOne Will Buy Spartech

Department: Business
Keywords: acquisition, plastics, compounding

Plastics compounder PolyOne will acquire rival Spartech for $393 million, including $143 million in debt. Spartech shareholders will receive cash and stock valued at $8.00 per share, a premium of 56% over Spartech’s closing price on Oct. 23 just before the sale was announced. The two expect to complete the deal by March 2013. With sales of $1.2 billion, Spartech will contribute 30 facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and France and 2,500 employees. PolyOne, with 2011 sales of $2.9 billion, says the acquisition will advance its specialties portfolio and accelerate growth.

 
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