31 October 2023
On October 30th, 2023, Clariant, a sustainability-focused specialty chemical company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a leading provider of high value ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care industry, from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) for a total cash consideration of USD 810 million (~ CHF 720 million) on a debt-free, cash-free basis, equivalent to an EV/ reported EBITDA multiple (LTM August 2023) of 16.3x.
The proposed transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024.
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