Acquisitions and divestments

  • On October 1, 2013, the divestment of Building Adhesives was completed. Together with the divestment of the German stores in Q1, this accounts for the divestment impact in Decorative Paints
  • The divestment of the Primary Amides and Purate businesses was completed in Q4, 2013, and accounts for the divestment impact in Specialty Chemicals
  • Specialty Chemicals announced the intended sale of its Paper Chemicals portfolio for €153 million. The business is currently part of Pulp and Performance Chemicals. The transaction is expected to be completed in approximately six months, subject to regular consultation with employee representatives and satisfaction of closing conditions such as receipt of required regulatory clearance