03 June 2008 22:35 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has bought a 25.01% stake in Germany’s Evonik Industries for about €2.4bn ($3.75bn), Evonik owner RAG-Stiftung said on Tuesday, confirming earlier newspaper reports that a deal had been reached.
Evonik Industries includes the former Degussa specialty chemicals business.
RAG-Stiftung also said it agreed with CVC to list Evonik Industries on the stock exchange over the mid-term.
CVC had offered a good price, the company had comprehensive expertise in the chemical industry and it was experienced in listing firms in its portfolio on the stock exchange, RAG chief executive Wilhelm Bonse-Geuking said in a brief statement.
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