Clariant completes divestment of 50 % stake in Scientific Design joint venture



Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemicals company, today announced that it has completed the divestment of its 50 % stake in the joint venture which owns Scientific Design Company Inc. The transaction was announced on 2 February, 2022.

Clariant’s 50 % share in Scientific Design was valued at USD 130 million. Together with a profit-sharing agreement beginning on 1 January, 2021 until the closing of the transaction, Clariant’s net cash inflow, before tax and transaction cost amounts to USD 139.4 million.

Clariant intends to use the proceeds of the divestment to invest into growth projects within the core Business Areas, execute the strategy along sustainability and innovation, fund the performance improvement programs as well as strengthen Clariant’s balance sheet to reach and defend a solid investment grade rating.

CORPORATE MEDIA RELATIONS Jochen DubielPhone +41 61 469 63 Anne MaierPhone +41 61 469 63 Ellese GolderPhone +41 61 469 63  INVESTOR RELATIONS Andreas Schwarzwälder Phone +41 61 469 63 Maria IvekPhone +41 61 469 63 Alexander KambPhone +41 61 469 63
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