Cytec Industries Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Coating Resins business to Advent International, a global private equity firm, for a total value of $1,133 million, including assumed liabilities of approximately $118 million. The final price paid is subject to final working capital and other customary adjustments.
“The sale of Coating Resins marks the completion of the transformation of Cytec’s portfolio and the beginning of a new Cytec,” said Shane Fleming, chairman, president and CEO. “We are now able to focus on our growth platforms comprised of advanced materials and separation technologies. We are excited about the future of our company and the ability to drive long-term growth and greater returns to our shareholders.
“I would like to thank the employees in the Coating Resins organization for their dedication and hard work to improve the business performance and for their continued focus and discipline during the divestiture process. I wish them well and continued future success.” said Mr. Fleming.
“We remain committed to using a majority of the after-tax proceeds for our share repurchase program, which we forecast to be completed by mid-year, subject to market conditions,” Mr. Fleming concluded.