Huntsman finalises acquisition of Gabriel Performance Products


Huntsman Corp completed the acquisition of Gabriel Performance Products (Gabriel), a North American speciality chemical manufacturer of speciality additives and epoxy curing agents for the coatings, adhesives, sealants and composite end-markets, from Audax Private Equity.

Huntsman paid US$250M, subject to customary closing adjustments, in an all-cash transaction funded from available liquidity. Gabriel had 2019 revenues of approximately US$106M with three manufacturing facilities located in Ashtabula, Ohio, Harrison City, Pennsylvania and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Based on calendar year 2019, the purchase price represents an adjusted EBITDA multiple of approximately 11 times, or approximately 8 times pro forma for synergies.


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