LXSG.DE) said on Sunday it would buy specialty chemical company Chemtura Corp (CHMT.N) for about $2.12 billion in cash to improve the German company\’s additives business.
The world\’s largest synthetic rubber maker will use existing funds and new debt to buy Chemtura in a deal with an enterprise value of about 2.4 billion euros ($2.69 billion), Lanxess said in a statement.
The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close around mid-2017, Chemtura said in a separate statement.
Lanxess also said it will no longer pursue its earlier-announced share buyback of around 200 million euros.
Morgan Stanley advised Chemtura on the deal.
(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler and Sunil Nair)