Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) announced that it has completed the previously reported sale of its global tire additives business to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC. The sale included the rubber additives (including Eastman's Crystex™ insoluble sulfur and Santoflex™ antidegradants) and other product lines and related assets and technology of the Additives & Functional Products segment.
The total sale price of $800 million consists of $725 million cash and assumed liabilities at closing, subject to post-closing adjustments, and an additional amount of up to $75 million to be paid based on performance of the rubber additives business through 2023.
Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan served as financial advisors and Jones Day served as legal advisor to Eastman.
Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.