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Business Booms for Kraton Performance Polymers

10:32 AM MDT | October 31, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

Fogarty: Strong growth across all its businesses. Kraton Performance Polymers, the originator of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), continues to see growth across key product lines. Kraton was bought from Shell Chemical by private equity firm Ripplewood Holdings (New York) in 2001, and later sold to TPG Capital (Fort Worth, TX) and J.P. Morgan Partners (New York) in 2003. TPG and J.P Morgan recently sold their remaining stake in Kraton in April 2011, about two years after the company completed an IPO and became publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange...

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