Hexion Shareholders Approve Acquisition
January 26, 2022
|Hexion shareholders approve acquisition by private equity firm|
|MOSCOW (MRC) — Hexion Holdings Corporation has announced that stockholders holding approximately 64.32% of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company delivered to the Company written consents approving the proposed acquisition of the Company by affiliates of American Securities LLC, according to MorningStar.|
Under and subject to the terms of the definitive merger agreement with affiliates of American Securities LLC, Hexion stockholders will be entitled to receive USD30.00 in cash for each share of common stock they own.
Hexion last month entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by American Securities for USD2.06bn, including the assumption of around USD1.24bn in net debt, for a total enterprise value of around USD3.3bn.
The sale to American Securities, along with the earlier deal to sell its epoxy business to Westlake Chemical, concludes Hexion’s evaluation of strategic actions aimed at maximising shareholder value.
As MRC reported before, in July 2021, Hexion Inc., a major American manufacturer of phenol and bisphenol A (BPA), has recently announced that in order to help address climate change, it has committed to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 20% by 2030.
Asd in November,2021, Hexion Holdings Corporation announced that as a result of its ongoing strategic review it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell its epoxy-based Coatings and Composite businesses, which includes the epoxy speciality resins and base epoxy resins and intermediates product lines (together, the “Epoxy Business”) for approximately US1.2bn to Westlake Chemical Corporation.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global adhesive, coatings, and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.