Sector News

Ferro completes acquisition of Cappelle Pigments

December 12, 2016
Chemical Value Chain

Ferro Corporation, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Belgium-based Cappelle Pigments, a leader in specialty, high-performance inorganic and organic pigments used in coatings, inks and plastics, for €50.5 million (approximately $54 million) on a cash-free and debt-free basis.

The acquisition was previously announced on October 17, 2016. The transaction was funded through excess cash and borrowings under the Company’s existing revolving credit facility.

Cappelle is a 125-year-old premium pigment producer and a market leader in inorganic pigments. Cappelle’s pigments complement Ferro’s market leadership positions in Complex Inorganic Colored Pigments (“CICPs”) and Ultramarine Blue pigments. Cappelle has a strong reputation in Bismuth Vanadates, offering yellow, orange and red shade varieties, which provide an environmentally friendly alternative to lead chromates in high-performance applications. Cappelle’s organic pigments offer superior heat, light and environmental wear resistance.

“This acquisition strengthens our color solutions business by facilitating our expansion into the high-performance, specialty organic pigment market and complementing our inorganic pigment portfolio,” said Peter Thomas, Chairman, President and CEO of Ferro Corporation. “The transaction will significantly expand our addressable market for pigments and increase sales in our Pigments, Powders and Oxides (“PPO”) business by approximately $70 million. Pigments produced by Cappelle and Ferro can be combined or blended with other mediums to produce specialized color solutions that enhance functionality and effectiveness of our customers’ end products while improving customers’ efficiency. We are delighted to welcome the Cappelle team to Ferro and are eager to leverage the enhanced capabilities that the acquisition provides.”

Source: Ferro Corporation

comments closed

Related News

November 28, 2021

Synthomer appoints new CFO

Chemical Value Chain

Synthomer announced the appointment of Lily Liu as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Lily will take up the role no later than 1 July 2022, succeeding Steve Bennett who announced in August 2021 that he would step down once a suitable successor was in place.

November 28, 2021

Westlake to acquire Hexion’s epoxy business for $1.2 billion

Chemical Value Chain

Westlake Chemical (Houston, Texas) has reached agreement to acquire Hexion’s (Columbus, Ohio) epoxy business for approximately $1.2 billion. Westlake says the deal enhances chlorine and olefins integration and brings attractive opportunities in high-growth epoxy markets, including wind turbine blades, automotive lightweighting, aerospace and consumer coating applications.

November 28, 2021

Tetra Pak and Appetite Creative drive brand-consumer engagement with gamified carton experiences

Chemical Value Chain

Tetra Pak Iberia is launching a gamified app experience in partnership with digital studio Appetite Creative. The technology is enabled though scannable QR codes printed on drinking cartons and available to all brands in Southern Europe.

Send this to a friend