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Akzo Nobel seeks shareholders' nod to sell chemical biz to group affiliate

The Rs 320-cr transaction likely to be completed by March-end in 2018

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Paints and coatings firm India has sought shareholders' approval to sell its speciality chemical business as a 'going concern' to an affiliate of the Group for Rs 320 crore.

"The speciality of India Ltd is closely integrated with the global speciality of Akzo Nobel," the company said in a regulatory filing today.

It further said: "Given this interdependency, the board believes it will be in the best interest of the shareholders, concerned employees and customers that the India speciality chemical business is also divested to the said speciality chemical global entity or its affiliate."

The business includes the Mahad manufacturing facility for polymer chemistry range of products, the company said, adding that the business also consists of a trading portfolio in polymer and surface chemistry products sourced from other units of

Close to 80 employees working with the business will be shifted.

NV had in April announced its intention to separate its speciality chemical business from its paints and coatings portfolio to create two focused and separate businesses.

On November 7, said the transaction is likely to be completed by March 31, 2018, after requisite approvals.

"The total consideration to be received from this sale will be Rs 3,200 million, subject to adjustment for working capital and for an economic effective date of January 1, 2018, the company had said in a statement.

The shares of the company were trading at Rs 1,770.15, up 0.22 per cent in the afternoon at BSE on Friday.

First Published: Fri, November 17 2017. 15:48 IST
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