From the Field
Saudi Aramco buys chemicals firm for €1.4 bln
RIYADH, January 2, 2019 – Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has completed the EUR 1.4-billion acquisition of 50% of shares in chemicals company Arlanxeo, joint-venture partner Lanxess said in a statement earlier this week.
The shares were valued at EUR 1.5 billion (around USD 1.72 billion), a report from Reuters stated. In its statement released Monday, Lanxess reported proceeds of EUR 1.4 billion from the deal.
Arlanxeo, which produces synthetic rubber, was established in 2016 as a joint venture between Aramco and Cologne-based Lanxess. The company saw sales of around USD 3.7 billion in 2017.