DuPont to Acquire Spectrum Plastics Group
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DuPont announced on May 2, 2023 its acquisition of Spectrum Plastics Group (“Spectrum”), a specialty plastics manufacturer, from the private equity firm AEA Investors for $1.75 billion.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Spectrum was formed in 2017 via a merger of Pexco LLC and PPC Industries (including its Kelpac Medical subsidiary) as a portfolio company of the private equity firm Kohlberg & Company LLC. In 2018, AEA Investors’ Middle Market Private Equity team bought Spectrum from Kohlberg & Company, LLC. According to DuPont’s press release, Spectrum’s clients include 22 of the world’s 26 top medical device original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”). The industry served by these OEMs includes thriving medical sectors such as structural heart, electrophysiology, surgical robotics, and cardiovascular.
DuPont has a robust portfolio that already includes a medical device and biopharma consumables business and a healthcare packaging business, such as its Liveo™ silicone solutions business and Tyvek® Medical Packaging. Ed Breen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont stated, when announcing the acquisition of Spectrum:
We have been focused on Spectrum for a long time and our team is extremely excited for this opportunity. Spectrum is a compelling strategic complement to our existing healthcare portfolio, which already includes businesses with best-in-class innovation, deep customer relationships and with strong growth and profitability. with this combination, we’ll be able to offer customers additional innovation and manufacturing capabilities with a broader and more integrated solution set.
According to DuPont’s press release, the deal is expected to close by Q3 2023 and DuPont plans to pay the purchase price from existing cash balances. DuPont expects the acquisition to bring a double-digit multiple on its 2023 forecast EBITDA and to be immediately accretive to its adjusted earnings per share.
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Brittany completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University and received her J.D. at Case Western Reserve School of Law. While in law school, Brittany was a member of the Intellectual Property Venture Clinic where she prepared trademark applications, patent applications, and performed patent diligence.
Brittany worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2019 as joined the firm in 2021.
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