Canadian Plastics

Ferro ends talks to sell specialty plastics business (November 01, 2006)

Performance materials manufacturer Ferro Corporation has discontinued discussions with private equity firm Wild Point Partners regarding the proposed sale of its specialty plastics business.

November 1, 2006   Canadian Plastics



Performance materials manufacturer Ferro Corporation has discontinued discussions with private equity firm Wild Point Partners regarding the proposed sale of its specialty plastics business.

“We did not feel that we could reach an agreement that provided Ferro shareholders with the full value of this business,” James Kirsch, president and CEO of the Cleveland, Ohio-based Ferro, said. “We will continue to operate the specialty plastics business, and expect it to remain a positive contributor to Ferro’s operations.”

In August 2006, Ferro announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to sell the specialty plastics business to Wild Point Partners, which is headquartered in Chicago. At the time, the sale agreement was described as part of a restructuring effort designed to generate annualized savings for Ferro of between US$40 to $50 million by the end of 2009.

Ferro employs approximately 750 workers in 11 production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The company reported 2005 revenues of approximately US$275 million.


Print this page

Related Stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*