Indorama Ventures Pcl has agreed to buy the ethylene-producing units of Texas-based Old World Industries Ltd. for US$795 mln. The company will acquire Old World Industries 1 Ltd. and Old World Transportation Ltd., owners of the single largest U.S. production facility for ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol, Indorama said in a regulatory filing.
Mono ethylene glycol is one of the key components, together with purified terephthalic acid, in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate and polyester fibers and yarns, which Indorama produces. Clear Lake, Texas-based Old World has the capacity to produce 435,000 metric tons of ethylene products a year. The acquisition will be financed in part by new credit facilities provided by Siam Commercial Bank Pcl and internal cash, Indorama said in a separate statement on its website. Evercore Partners and HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) advised Indorama on the deal.