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THE INVESTOR
November 21, 2019
Big Reunion

Industrials

Lotte Chemical to sell its British unit to DAK Americas

  • PUBLISHED :October 30, 2019 - 10:51
  • UPDATED :October 30, 2019 - 10:51
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Lotte Chemical said Oct. 30 it has decided to sell its British PET production unit in a move to restructure its business portfolio.

The UK unit will be sold to DAK Americas, a subsidiary of Mexican chemical giant Alpek, following a share purchase agreement. The value of the deal wasn’t disclosed. 

Lotte Chemical UK became an affiliate of Lotte Chemical in 2010. It posted sales of 472 billion won (US$403 million) and operating profit of 21.2 billion won in 2018, but Lotte Chemical said its British unit is not in its long-term plan.

“We thought we can’t beat Chinese, Middle Eastern petrochemical firms only by pursuing quantitative growth,” Lotte Chemical said in a statement. “This deal shows our restructuring effort toward quality growth.”

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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