Clariant, a specialty chemicals company, said that Saudi Arabia’s SABIC has received the final outstanding regulatory approvals from the competition authorities for the purchase of a 24.99 per cent stake in Clariant.
“An unconditional closing of the purchase will take place in the next days which makes SABIC Clariant's largest strategic anchor shareholder,” the company said in a statement.
SABIc, the world's third largest diversified chemical company, will also become Clariant’s second anchor shareholder beside the group of former shareholders of Süd-Chemie.
SABIC, a long-standing partner of Clariant in the Catalyst joint venture Scientific Design, entered into a purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of the stake in Clariant in January 2018.
"With SABIC receiving all the regulatory approvals and the transaction set to be completed, we look forward to further developing the strategic relationship between both companies in order to generate value for all stakeholders," said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant.
Clariant and SABIC are discussing about possible future collaborations that will generate value for the stakeholders of both companies. Any outcome of these discussions will be presented in due course.