BASF is to sell its kaolin minerals business, which is part of the Performance Chemicals division and is regarded as non-core, to Georgia-based minerals company KaMin. This is expected to close in 2H 2022, subject to approval by the relevant merger control authorities. The business employs about 440 people and had sales of around €155 million in 2020.
With the unanimous support of the directors, Ferro is being acquired by American Securities subsidiary Prince International, in a deal that should close in Q1 2022 subject to shareholder approval and regulatory clearance. The $22.00/share deal values the firm at about $2.1 billion, including the assumption of debt, net of cash.