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KMG acquires Singaporian Nagase FineChem

Specialty chemicals provider KMG has acquired Nagase FineChem (NFC), a Singapore-based manufacturer of electronic chemicals.
NFC manufactures wet process chemicals, including solvents, acids and custom blends for the liquid crystal display, electronics and semiconductor markets. The firm’s five-acre Singapore site comprises a manufacturing and packaging facility, warehouse, laboratory and cleanroom.

Chris Fraser, KMG chairman and CEO, said, “We are excited to announce the acquisition of Nagase FineChem. This acquisition coupled with our planned capital investment at the NFC site strengthens KMG’s electronic chemicals business in Asia and offers significant opportunities for growth by expanding our capability and platform to more broadly serve the semiconductor market in this important region. We expect this transaction will be accretive to our adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share starting in the first year.”

Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, KMG and Nagase Singapore Ltd. have entered into a tolling arrangement under which KMG will manufacture certain electronic chemicals for Nagase Singapore Ltd. for the first year.

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