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Toray to acquire US carbon fiber firm Zoltek for $584 million

8:23 AM MDT | September 27, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Toray Industries says that it has agreed to purchase all stakes in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large tow carbon fibers, at $16.75/share. The total purchase price will be about $584 million. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 or in early 2014. Following the acquisition, Zoltek will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Toray and operate as a separate business unit. The acquisition will enable Toray to enter the large tow carbon fiber business. Quinpario Partners (St. Louis), a privately owned investment and...

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