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Cabot acquires full control of Mexican carbon black JV

5:30 PM MDT | June 24, 2013 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Cabot has entered into an agreement with Grupo Kuo to purchase the remaining 60% equity of its Mexican carbon black manufacturing joint venture Nhumo for $105 million, of which $80 million will be paid upon closing. Nhumo is the leading carbon black producer in Mexico. “This acquisition not only increases Cabot’s footprint in North America but solidifies our global leadership position in the carbon black industry,” says Cabot president and CEO Patrick Prevost. “This gives us expanded access to an important growth market in Mexico and...

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