Platform Specialty Products Acquires of Arysta LifeScience

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Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a diversified specialty chemicals company has closed its acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Limited from the Permira funds for approximately $3.51 billion.

This marks Platform’s third acquisition within the crop protection operating segment. Platform Specialty Products acquired Agriphar Oct. 1, 2014, and Chemtura AgroSolutions Nov. 3, 2014. Through these acquisitions, Platform now has an operating agrochemicals footprint in more than 100 countries and expects to benefit from a global supply chain that should results in immediate operational efficiencies.

Arysta’s president and CEO, Wayne Hewett, is now Platform’s president, leading the agrochemical businesses and overseeing the company’s operations.

“With the close of this acquisition, we are eager to capitalize on the unique growth opportunities that will emerge from having Arysta, CAS, and Agriphar under one umbrella,” Hewett says. “Our newly-created AgroSolutions segment, which is expected to uniformly operate under the Arysta LifeScience trade name, possesses a strong bias toward high-growth areas, both in terms of product lines and geographic presence, and with an industry-leading portfolio of active ingredients and registrations, we believe we are ideally positioned to continue developing solutions that will address the evolving demands of farmers around the world.”

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