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Saint-Gobain to acquire construction chemicals firme GCP Applied Technologies 

December 12, 2021
Chemical Value Chain

Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) and GCP Applied Technologies announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Saint-Gobain will acquire all of the outstanding shares of GCP for $32.00 per share, in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3bn (approximately €2.0bn). This acquisition is a decisive step in establishing Saint-Gobain’s leading position worldwide in construction chemicals with total sales of more than €4 billion (up from €3 billion), and furthers the Group’s strategy as worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction.

The agreed upon price represents a multiple (before synergies) of approximately 13.2x GCP’s 2022E adjusted EBITDA of $170 million and a multiple of 8.8x EBITDA post run-rate synergies of $85 million, and a premium of 39% above the volume-weighted average price per GCP share for the 30-trading days ended on the undisturbed date of November 30, 2021.

Closing of the transaction is subject to GCP shareholders’ approval, antitrust approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions; it is expected to close by year-end 2022.

By Mary Page Bailey

Source: chemengonline.com

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