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Air Products & Chemical Inc. expected to sell its performance material business to Evonik Industries.

United States: US based industrial gas producer Air Products and Chemicals is in advance talks to sell its performance materials business to the Germany based specialty chemicals manufacturers. This deal would be valued at around USD3.5 billion which would be expected to take place by the end of March 2016. In 2015, Air Products also planned to split into two publically traded companies including material technologies and industrial gases. However, the material technologies business also comprising of electronic materials business along with performance material business will not be a part of this deal. The electronic materials business will be sold separately.    

TechSci depicts this acquisition would be one of the largest activity in the Evonik’s history. This would further strengthen the market position of Evonik in the specialty chemicals as well as performance materials business by increasing the size of the company as well as its margins.

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