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Acquisitions & Divestments

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.

Acquisitions 2014/2015

Business Unit



Annual sales

Completion on

Purchase price

Beauty CareIndustrias Wet Line S.A. de C.V.;
hairstyling business
Mexico/Latin America~40 MEUR07/16/1555 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareLaundry detergents and pre-wash brandsAustralia/New Zealand~110 MEUR08/31/152194 MEUR
Adhesive TechnologiesNovamelt GmbH - specialized hotmelt solutionsGermany~50 MEUR06/01/15~48 MEUR
Adhesive TechnologiesThe Bergquist Company - thermal management
solutions for electronic applications
USA ~130 MEUR10/31/14467 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareSpotless Group - Laundry, home care, and insect
control products in Western Europe
France ~280 MEUR10/14/14940 MEUR1
Beauty CareThree hair professional companies in
North America
USA ~140 MEUR06/30/14274 MEUR
Beauty CareHair styling brand Pert in Latin AmericaMexico~25 MEUR05/30/1424 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareLaundry and home care brands in Eastern EuropePoland~60 MEUR02/14/1453 MEUR

1 Purchase price including debt.
2 Because we have not yet obtained control of the acquired detergent business, consolidation in accordance with IFRS 10 "Consolidated Financial Statements" has not yet occured and is expected for December 2015.


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