Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) ("Platform"), a global, diversified specialty chemicals company, announced today that it has closed its previously-announced acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Limited ("Arysta") from the Permira funds for approximately $3.51 billion, consisting of $2.91 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments, and $600 million of Series B convertible preferred stock.
The closing of this acquisition marks Platform's third acquisition within the crop protection operating segment after the acquisitions of Agriphar on October 1, 2014 and Chemtura AgroSolutions ("CAS") on November 3, 2014. Through the Arysta, CAS and Agriphar businesses, Platform has an operating agrochemicals footprint in more than 100 countries and expects to benefit from a global supply chain that should allow operational efficiencies to become realized almost immediately. Platform expects to realize in excess of $65 million in synergies from the combination of these businesses over the next three years.
Upon closing of the acquisition, Arysta's President and Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Hewett, became Platform's President, leading the agrochemical businesses and overseeing Platform's ongoing operations.
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