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Lonza Completes Arch Deal; Lists on Singapore Stock Exchange

6:44 AM MDT | October 20, 2011 | Kerri Walsh

Lonza has completed its acquisition of Arch Chemicals for $1.4 billion, or $47.20/share. Lonza says it owns more than 90% of Arch’s outstanding shares, and expects to complete the deal through a short-form merger no later than October 21. Upon completion of the merger, Arch will become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Lonza.   The acquisition creates the largest biocides business, and expands Lonza’s non-pharma life science business, says Lonza CEO Stefan Borgas. “After having built the world's leading pharmaceutical contract...

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