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Acquisitions & Divestments

We have been actively streamlining our portfolio in recent years in order to strengthen our core businesses. This process is to continue as part of our Strategy 2016.

We have defined clear selection criteria for possible acquisitions in respect of strategic fit, financial attractiveness, and implementability. The focus in Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care will center on strengthening our categories in the respective regions, while the focus in Adhesive Technologies will primarily be on advancing technology leadership.

We also expect to discontinue or divest businesses and operations representing total sales of 500 million euros between 2013 and 2016.

Detailed information on the latest transactions can be found in the respective IR news, which are available here for downloading. Earlier IR releases can be found under Capital Market Information.

Latest Transactions

Overview Acquisitions 2014

Business Unit






Beauty CareAcquisition of Hair Care brand in Latin AmericaMexico05/30/1424 MEUR
Beauty Care

Acquisition of 3 US Hair Professional companies

USA2013: ~140 MEUR05/31/14274 MEUR
Laundry & Home Care

Acquisition of the laundry aids, insect control and household care business
of the Spotless Group from funds advised by BC Partners

France2013: ~280 MEUR06/05/14~940 MEUR
Adhesive TechnologiesAcquisition of 'The Bergquist Company'USA2013: ~130 MEUR 09/17/14~ 570 MUSD


Additional Information