Shearman And Sterling

News August 15, 2018

KMG Chemicals’ $1.6 Billion Acquisition by Cabot Microelectronics

Shearman & Sterling is advising KMG Chemicals on its acquisition by Cabot Microelectronics Corporation for approximately $1.6 billion in a cash and stock merger transaction. The combined company is expected to have annual revenues of approximately $1 billion and approximately $320 million in EBITDA, including synergies, extending and strengthening Cabot Microelectronics' position as one of the leading suppliers of consumable materials to the semiconductor industry. The company will also be a leading global provider of performance products and services for improving pipeline operations and optimizing throughput. Shearman & Sterling has been uniquely positioned to serve as counsel on this transaction because of its market-leading public company M&A practice, unsurpassed client service and reputation for deep chemical industry knowledge.

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and distributes specialty chemicals and performance materials for the semiconductor, industrial wood preservation, and pipeline and energy markets.

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is the world's leading supplier of CMP polishing slurries and second largest CMP pads supplier to the semiconductor industry. The company's products play a critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, helping to enable the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers.