Wednesday, 07 July 2021 15:12

Axalta to Acquire Paint, Protective Coatings and Accessories Manufacturer U-POL


...serving customers with these additional capabilities and to welcoming U-POL's dedicated team members to the Axalta family."


U-POL expects net sales of approximately $145 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $38 million for fiscal year 2021. Axalta expects to realize meaningful operating and commercial synergies across the combined global businesses. Expected annual operating synergies and efficiencies of approximately $10 million are expected to be fully realized within 18 to 24 months of close.


The total consideration of approximately $590 million reflects a full year 2021E adjusted EBITDA multiple of approximately 12.5x, including run rate operating synergies and efficiencies. Additionally, the identified commercial synergy opportunities are expected to create significant value over time. 


Axalta expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to adjusted EBITDA margin, excluding transaction-related costs associated with the acquisition. Axalta plans to finance the transaction from cash on hand.


The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to clearance under applicable antitrust laws and other customary closing requirements.


Rothschild & Co is serving as financial advisor and Morrison & Foerster LLP is serving as legal counsel to Axalta on this transaction.


Source: Axalta


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