FRANKFURT, April 8 Private equity firm CVC is in
advanced talks to sell its printing-ink maker Flint Group to
Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs, two people
familiar with the transaction said on Tuesday.
A deal valuing the group at more than its 2013 sales of 2.2
billion euros ($3 billion) could be struck as early as this
week, the sources said.
CVC and Goldman Sachs declined to comment, while no one at
Koch, one of the largest privately held companies in the United
States, was immediately available for comment.
In 2010 CVC tried unsuccessfully to list Flint, having built
up the company with follow-on acquisitions after merging ink
businesses bought from BASF and Akzo Nobel
(Reporting by Arno Schuetze and Alexander Hübner; Editing by