“This acquisition represents a milestone in our 130-plus-year corporate history and points Henkel clearly in the direction of further profitable growth,” said Ulrich Lehner, chairman of the Management Board of Henkel KGaA. The acquisition was preceded by the carve out of the businesses to be acquired by Henkel and the requisite antitrust and anti-competitive investigations by the relevant authorities.
By acquiring the Adhesives and Electronic Materials businesses of National Starch, Henkel substantially strengthens its leading position in the global adhesives markets, particularly in the industrial segment.
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