Re: Agreement pertaining to acquisition of acrylic modifier and acrylic sol businesses from Evonik Röhm GmbH
June 24, 2011
reached an agreement with Evonik Röhm GmbH（hereinafter Evonik）of the Evonik Industries AG Group
regarding the acquisition of Evonik’s acrylic modifier and acrylic sol businesses. The acquisition agreement
was concluded on June 23. Details of the agreement are as follows.
Kaneka’s modifiers business has been growing with its global manufacturing and sales facilities in Japan, the
United States, Europe and Asia. The acquisition agreement concluded on June 23 involving the acrylic
modifier and acrylic sol businesses of Evonik is designed to expand Kaneka’s operations and strengthen the
competitive advantage of this business in Europe while also promoting its ongoing development through the
acquisition of promising technology and improved access to local markets.
2. Details of transfer
(1) Businesses to be acquired
The acrylic modifier and acrylic sol businesses of Evonik will be acquired. The acquisition
encompasses tangible fixed assets associated with the relevant operations of Wesseling site located on
the outskirts of Cologne Germany, and other assets, as well as employees of the manufacturing
department and separate contracts with third parties.
(2) Method of acquisition
Kaneka Belgium will carry out sales and production of the acquired businesses while setting up a new
company, as detailed below, at the Wesseling site of Evonik to inherit tangible fixed assets and
manufacturing department employees from Evonik.
Outline of the New Company
– Company name: Kaneka Modifiers Deutschland GmbH (provisional title)
– Address: Brühler Strasse 2, 50389 Wesseling, Germany
– Representative: To be confirmed
– Business: Manufacture of chemical products (including commissioned production), sales, R&D,
– Capital: 3 million Euros
– Date of establishment: Mid-July 2011 (projected date)
– Main shareholder: Kaneka Belgium (100%)
3. Projected timetable of events
June 23, 2011: Conclusion of acquisition agreement
Mid-July 2011 (projected date): Establishment of Kaneka Modifiers Deutschland GmbH
End July 2011 (projected date): Transfer of operations
Early August 2011 (projected date): Kaneka Modifiers Deutschland GmbH (provisional title)
This acquisition is subject to the approval by the German Federal Cartel Office in accordance with German
competition law i.e. Act Against Restraints of Competition.