Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: India’s competition authority granted merger clearance for the planned joint venture for high-performance engineering materials by Advent International and specialty chemicals company LANXESS. Other relevant competition authorities approved the transaction in the course of last year and lately the EU Commission granted clearance on January 9, 2023. The transaction is therefore ready for closing which is now planned to take place no later than the beginning of April 2023.
Background on the Transaction
On May 31, 2022, Advent and LANXESS announced the envisaged establishment of an Advent controlled, leading global engineering materials joint venture company with sales of around EUR 3 billion, combining the DSM Engineering Materials business with LANXESS’ High Performance Materials business.