KPS takes over Norsk Hydro
KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement
KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the global aluminium rolling business (“Rolling” or the “Company”) from Norsk Hydro ASA (NHY.OL, “Hydro”) for €1.38 billion (approximately $1.67 billion). Completion of the transaction is expected mid-year 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.
The Company is one of the largest global manufacturers of aluminium rolled products, serving customers across a diversified set of end-markets including beverage can, automotive, foil packaging, and building and construction. The Company’s assets consist of seven manufacturing facilities and one R&D centre across Germany and Norway, including Alunorf, the world’s largest aluminium rolling mill, and Grevenbroich, the world’s largest rolled aluminium finishing mill. The Company employs approximately 5,000 employees mainly in Germany and Norway.
Michael Psaros, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of KPS, said, “The size and global scale of the Rolling business, the quality of its assets, coupled with the breadth of its products and technology capabilities, form the foundation of a tremendous investment platform. KPS Partner Kyle Mumford will lead a KPS team who will work closely with the Company’s management team to accelerate growth opportunities driven by substantial investment in the Company’s assets and operations.”