Huntsman Corp. recently announced that it has sold its India-based do-it-yourself (DIY) consumer adhesives business, part of the Advanced Materials division, to Pidilite Industries Ltd. in an all-cash transaction valued at up to $285 million, excluding customary working capital and other adjustments. The transaction value represents a 2019 adjusted EBITDA multiple of approximately 15 times.
Huntsman received approximately $257 million in cash at closing. In addition, under the terms of the agreement, Huntsman may receive up to approximately $28 million of additional cash under an earnout within 18 months if the business achieves sales revenue in line with 2019.
“We have taken this business and built it from almost nothing to be a market leader in India,” said Peter Huntsman, chairman, president, and CEO. “To take it to the next level of size and value, we simply do not have the footprint in India to do so. Pidilite is a respected leader in consumer adhesives within India and is in a better position to invest in and more aggressively grow this consumer DIY business over the coming years. We anticipate within the coming months that we will be able to deploy the proceeds from this asset and replace the lost EBITDA with other growth assets that fit even better within our core Advanced Materials specialty business.”