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Ashland Completes ISP Purchase

10:50 AM MDT | August 23, 2011 | Robert Westervelt

Ashland today completed its $3.2-billion acquisition of International Specialty Products (ISP). ISP will be integrated into Ashland’s Aqualon functional ingredients unit, more than doubling the size of Ashland’s highest-margin business. The combined unit will be called specialty ingredients. The company says its specialty ingredients unit is expected to contribute roughly half of Ashland’s Ebitda. Approximately half of Ashland’s overall revenues will now be derived outside of North America, the company says. “This defining...

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