PPG Completes Acquisition of Dyrup
January 5, 2012

PPG Industries of Pittsburgh completed the purchase of European coatings company Dyrup A/S, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, from its owner, Monberg & Thorsen, a public holding company, according to a January 5 company news release. The final transaction value, including assumed debt, was $150 million USD (115 million EUR), subject to customary post-closing adjustments.

"We are pleased to begin the processes of integrating Dyrup and its many highly skilled employees into our European business and of securing the future for Dyrup's brands and customers," says J. Rich Alexander, PPG executive vice president who leads all of the company's architectural coatings businesses, in the release. "The acquisition of Dyrup will help grow PPG's presence in several key European countries where PPG today has little or no architectural coatings presence, as well as broaden our product offerings."

Dyrup, a European producer of architectural coatings and specialty products, had 2010 sales of approximately $270 million USD. It employs about 950 people and operates six manufacturing facilities in Europe. Dyrup's brands include Bondex, Gori and Xylophene, and its products are sold primarily in Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, Poland and Spain through professional and do-it-yourself channels.

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