Clariant backs takeover with Sfr900 loan

Swiss chemicals firm Clariant has arranged a Sfr900m ($930.2m) bridge loan to back its acquisition of Süd-Chemie from private equity firm One Equity Partners. The facility will be taken out in the bond market at the end of this year or early in 2012.

  • 18 Feb 2011

The company has approached a small group of banks to back the transaction and the facility is likely to be completed as a club deal.

The acquisition, which has an enterprise value of Eu2bn, will be backed by a mixture of new equity, debt and cash.

Hariolf Kottmann, ...

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