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Acquisitions and divestments are an integral part of our strategy 2016, contributing to the continuous optimization of our portfolio.
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.
We enhanced our global footprint through a number of targeted acquisitions. Detailed information on the transactions can be found in the respective IR news, which is available under Capital Market Information.
|Laundry & Home Care||Laundry detergents and pre-wash brands||Australia, New Zealand||~110 MEUR||~220 MEUR|
|Adhesive Technologies||Novamelt GmbH - specialized hotmelt solutions||Germany||~50 MEUR|
|Adhesive Technologies||The Bergquist Company - thermal management|
solutions for electronic applications
|USA||~130 MEUR||10/31/14||467 MEUR|
|Laundry & Home Care||Spotless Group - Laundry, home care, and insect|
control products in Western Europe
|France||~280 MEUR||10/14/14||940 MEUR1|
|Beauty Care||Three hair professional companies in|
|USA||~140 MEUR||06/30/14||274 MEUR|
|Beauty Care||Hair styling brand Pert in Latin America||Mexico||~25 MEUR||05/30/14||24 MEUR|
|Laundry & Home Care||Laundry and home care brands in Eastern Europe||Poland||~60 MEUR||02/14/14||53 MEUR|
1 Purchase price including debt.