Mon Jul 8, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
Omnova Solutions, a Beachwood-Ohio based supplier of laminate materials to the RV industry, has agreed to be acquired by U.K.-based Synthomer, a specialty chemical company. The cash purchase price is set at $10.15 per share.
"Today, we announced that we have entered into a definitive agreement under which Synthomer plc will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Omnova Solutions for $10.15 per share in an all-cash transaction," Omnova CEO Anne Noonan says. "The offer price represents a premium of 52% over Omnova's three-month weighted average share price of $6.67. The transaction has been approved unanimously by the Omnova and Synthomer boards of directors.
"We are pleased that Synthomer recognizes the hard work of our employees in executing our multi-year transformation into a leading global specialty solutions provider," she says. "Omnova complements Synthomer culturally, geographically and by market, while Synthomer's financial position provides for a very strong combined company that will be well positioned to accelerate growth. This transaction presents increased opportunities for the business and its employees to leverage the combined scale, grow more quickly and profitably, and enhance product innovation in ways that will benefit customers and employees."
Completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals, and approval from Synthomer's and OMNOVA's shareholders. The transaction is not contingent on obtaining financing and is expected to close in late 2019 or early 2020.