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December 17, 2012
07:37 EDTKRAKraton Performance price target lowered to $30 from $35 at Oppenheimer
After meeting with Kraton's management, Oppenheimer reduced its target on the stock as the firm believes that the recovery in the chemicals sector "could be rather muted", while Kraton's costs will be higher than expected. Nevertheless the firm thinks the company will have several positive catalysts in 2013 and it maintains an Outperform rating on the shares.
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October 5, 2015
10:10 EDTKRAKraton Performance management to meet with JPMorgan
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September 28, 2015
06:08 EDTKRAKraton Performance to host conference call
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06:04 EDTKRAKraton Performance agrees to acquire Arizona Chemical Holdings for $1.37B
Kraton Performance announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the capital stock of privately held Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation for a cash purchase price of $1.37B. Arizona Chemical is a global producer of high-value performance products and specialty chemicals derived from non-hydrocarbon, renewable raw materials. Arizona Chemical's end use market exposure is highly complementary with that of Kraton, particularly in markets such as adhesives, roads and construction, coatings and oilfield chemicals. The $1.37B base purchase price is subject to adjustment for cash and indebtedness at closing, as well as an adjustment for working capital and other items. Kraton will finance the purchase price through debt facilities that have been committed by Credit Suisse Securities, Nomura Securities International, Inc., and Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. The seller of Arizona Chemical is AZC Holding Company, LLC, which is principally owned by investment funds managed by American Securities LLC. The acquisition is subject to regulatory and other customary approvals and conditions and is currently expected to close in late 2015 or early 2016. the acquisition is expected to result in $65M of pre-tax run rate synergies and is expected to be accretive to EPS by approximately $1.40 per share in the first full year of combined operation.

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