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Ecolab closes on Champion purchase

3:16 PM MDT | April 10, 2013 | Robert Westervelt

Ecolab has closed on its $2.3-billion acquisition of Champion Technologies. Ecolab secured US antitrust approval of the deal earlier this week when it agreed to sell a Champion chemical product line that serves customers in US Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling to Clariant. Champion had 2012 revenues of $1.3 billion and has 3,200 employees in more than 30 countries. Under a consent agreement with the US Department of Justice, Ecolab is required to sell Clariant the patent for Champion’s best-selling production chemical in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico...

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