Dynea closes divestment of its Asia Pacific operations

Helsinki, Finland –Dynea, a leading provider of adhesive and surface solutions, has today announced the closing of the sale of its Asian division, Dynea Asia Pacific (“Dynea AP”), to AICA Kogyo (“AICA”), a leading Asian polymer chemistry company based in Japan.

The share transfers of Durante Dynea Adhesives (Shanghai) Co. Ltd and Dynea Malaysia Sdn Bhd are expected to be closed as soon as the necessary procedures by local authorities are completed.

In a separate deal, Dynea Chemicals Oy has today sold its share in Dynea Australia Pty Ltd to Momentive Specialty Chemicals Pty Ltd.

The sale of the Asian operations is in line with Finland-based Dynea’s strategy of concentrating its resources around its European business and in particular its phenolic resin activities.

For more information please contact:
Hans Pettersson
President and CEO, Dynea

Telephone +358 10 585 2064
Email:  hans.pettersson@dynea.com

Millington Advisory Partners and the Development Bank of Japan acted as financial advisor to Dynea in relation to the transaction.

Dynea in brief
Dynea is an international provider of superior adhesion and surfacing solutions is owned by the IK Funds advised by IK Investment Partners, a leading European private equity company. Today, Dynea has 13 plants in 11 countries in Europe. For further information on Dynea: www.dynea.com

AICA in brief
AICA is a leading Asian polymer chemistry company with activities in chemical materials, decorated laminates, housing materials and electronics.  AICA is quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.  For further information on AICA: www.aica.co.jp

Yrityksestä

Dynea on maailman johtavia teollisten liimahartsien valmistajia puu- ja muulle teollisuudelle. Lisäksi yhtiö valmistaa paperipinnoitteita ja öljykenttäkemikaaleja. Dynealla on n.60 tuotantolaitosta 26 Euroopan, Amerikan sekä Aasian maassa.

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