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DSM completes sale of Resins & Functional Materials businesses
[April 01, 2021]

DSM completes sale of Resins & Functional Materials businesses

HEERLEN, Netherlands, April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announces the completion of the sale of its Resins & Functional Materials and associated businesses (together, "RFM") to Covestro AG for an equity value of €1.6 billion. The proposed sale of RFM was first announced on 30 September 2020.

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The transaction covers DSM's Resins & Functional Materials businesses, including DSM Niaga®, DSM Additive Manufacturing, and the coatings activities of DSM Advanced Solar. DSM anticipates a book profit on the transaction of around €540 million. DSM will receive approximately €1.4 billion net in cash.

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Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM's purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world's biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies delivers annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at

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