6/22/2021

Acquisitions and divestments

Acquisitions

2019

January 14

Kemira has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture – Kemira Yongsan Chemicals Co., Ltd (“NewCo”) in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a privately-owned chemicals company in South Korea.

2018

December 3

Kemira has received final authority permits and closed the deal announced on September 29, 2017. Kemira has formed a joint venture with an AKD producer in China. Kemira forms a joint venture – Kemira TC Wanfeng Chemicals Yanzhou (“NewCo”) – with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology (“TC Wanfeng”). 

2017

September 29
Kemira has signed an agreement to form a joint venture – Kemira TC Wanfeng Chemicals Yanzhou (“NewCo”) – with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology (“Tiancheng”).

2015

December 8
Kemira acquires certain assets of Polymer Services, LLC headquartered in Plainville, Kansas. 

September 2 
Kemira acquires certain assets of Soto Industries, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

May 4
Kemira Oyj completes the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals

2014

July 8
Kemira Oyj reinforces its global leadership position in pulp and paper chemicals by acquiring AkzoNobel’s paper chemical business

May 6
Kemira closes the acquisition of BASF’s global AKD emulsion business

February, 27
Kemira acquires BASF AKD emulsion business

2013

October 1
Kemira closes the acquisition of 3F Chimica S.p.A

September 20
Kemira acquires Soto Industries Inc. of Vancouver, BC, Canada

July 1
Kemira Oyj to acquire 3F Chimica S.p.A., Italy

2010

September 6 
Kemira acquires Water Elements, LLC in North America

August 2
Kemira acquires Albemarle’s facility in Teesport, UK to enhance product offering to the oil & gas industry in the North Sea region

2009

September 23
Kemira acquires Akzo Nobel’s iron coagulant business in the Nordic countries

2008

November 17
Kemira’s acquisition of Brazilian water treatment company Nheel Química confirmed

September 3
Kemira expands its water treatment chemicals business in China

September 2
Sachtleben and Kemira Joint Venture

September 1
Kemira and Rockwood close joint venture

2007

December 3
Acquisition of Arkema’s coagulant business confirmed

October 1
Kemira to acquire water treatment chemicals company Nheel Química Ltda in Brazil

April 27
Kemira’s acquisition of Chongqing Lanjie Tap Water Materials confirmed

April 23
Acquisition of Brazilian Dalquim’s coagulant business confirmed

April 3
Kemira expands its cosmetics industry presence through acquisition of US-based TRI-K Industries

March 22
Kemira to acquire Arkema’s coagulant business for water treatment

January 16
Kemira expands its water treatment business in Brazil

January 11
Second phase of Cytec’s water treatment business acquisition by Kemira confirmed

 

Divestments

2019

August 9
Kemira Operon, Aquazone, and Suomen Ekolannoite merge to form Operon Group

2014

March 6
Kemira Oyj completes the divestment of ChemSolutions’ formic acid business

2013

December 23
Kemira Oyj sells ChemSolutions’ formic acid business to Taminco Corporation

December 11
Kemira Oyj completes the divestment of its coagulant business in Brazil

December 9
Kemira to sell its Danish distribution business to Brenntag

November 29
Kemira Oyj sells its coagulant business in Brazil to Bauminas Química Ltda

March 1
Kemira completes ChemSolutions’ food and pharmaceutical businesses divestment

February 14
Kemira further increases its focus on water intensive industries by selling its stake in Sachtleben to Rockwood

2012

December 14
Kemira Oyj sells ChemSolutions’ food and pharmaceutical businesses to Niacet Corporation

2011

December 1
Kemira closes the Maitland hydrogen peroxide plant deal

October 27
Kemira sells Canadian hydrogen peroxide plant to Evonik

October 13
Kemira sold Galvatek to Folmer Equity Fund

March 31
Kemira Oyj has sold all its shares in Tikkurila Oyj

2010

October 10
Kemira closes the Blankophor (previously German Catec) deal

June 23
Kemira sells fluorescent whitening agents to German Catec GmbH

May 25
Kemira to sell its service company IPOS to a Swedish company Coor Service Management AB

April 30
Kemira to sell its Kokkola sulphuric acid plant to Boliden Kokkola Oy

March 11
Tikkurila listing prospectus

February 9
Background information on the separation of Tikkurila

2008

May 22
Kemira and Rockwood to form leading TiO2 joint venture

2007

December 21
Kemira focuses its businesses in Japan and sells its joint venture company Kemira-Ube Ltd

March 30
Kemira sells industrial service company OnePoint Oy to Kokkolan Voima

February 5
Kemira divests its last fertilizer assets