Sika has agreed to sell selected MBCC Group admixture assets to Cinven
Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR
The British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provided Sika with provisional negative feedback regarding INEOS Enterprises as a prospective buyer for the divestment of MBCC Group’s chemical admixtures assets in England, the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand (“Disposal Perimeter”), due to competition concerns. The disposal is part of the required remedy process for the approval of Sika's acquisition of MBCC Group. The parties therefore agreed to terminate the contract, while Sika has agreed to sell the Disposal Perimeter to international private equity firm, Cinven. The CMA has already approved Cinven as a suitable buyer of the Disposal Perimeter. Financial and transaction parameters remain largely unchanged. This also applies to the timing for the closing of the divestment as well as the MBCC acquisition, which are expected to take place in the first half of 2023.