Hexion Inc. Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
This is an Important Step in Company’s Ongoing Strategic Review
COLUMBUS, Ohio - (August 2, 2021) - Hexion Holdings Corporation (“Hexion Holdings”), the indirect parent of Hexion Inc. (the “Company”), announced today that it has submitted a draft Form S-1 registration statement on a confidential basis to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed public offering of its common stock later this year.
The planned registered public offering is part of Hexion’s and its Board of Directors’ ongoing and continuous strategic review and evaluation of opportunities to enhance shareholder value. Hexion and its Board of Directors believe that the Company’s strong financial performance, favorable end-market exposure, and continued transformation, makes an IPO or other value-creating strategic opportunities compelling to consider. The IPO is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2021, but remains subject to SEC review, European works councils review, and market conditions. In addition, the Company’s ongoing comprehensive strategic review of the business and each of its segments may impact timing through the consideration of these other alternatives.
Moelis & Company LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are serving as strategic advisors in connection with the strategic review and Paul Weiss and Davis Polk are serving as offering and M&A counsel to Hexion.
This press release is not an offer to sell securities.
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About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global adhesive, coatings, composites and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.
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