Arkema to Sell Activated Carbon and Filter Aid Business to Calgon Carbon

April 22, 2016

The business consists of six operating facilities in France and Italy.

On April 14, Willkie client Arkema announced its project to divest its activated carbon and filter aid business to Calgon Carbon in a cross-border transaction valued at €145 million. The business, which consists of six operating facilities in France and Italy, is part of Arkema subsidiary CECA.

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Its business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Operating in close to 50 countries, Arkema is headquartered in France.

U.S.-based Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) is a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection. The company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.

The Willkie deal team was led by national partner Grégoire Finance and included partner Jacques-Philippe Gunther; national partner Faustine Viala; Delfino e Associati partner Luca Leonardi; and associates Laure Pistre, Thomas Saint Loubert Bié, Grégoire Dumazy, Mathilde Ayel and Massimo Palombi.