September 5, 2017 / 12:14 AM / 6 months ago

H.B. Fuller to buy Royal Adhesives & Sealants for $1.58 billion

(This Sept. 4 story corrects spelling of H.B. Fuller)

(Reuters) - Adhesive maker H.B. Fuller Co (FUL.N) said it signed an agreement to acquire its smaller rival Royal Adhesives & Sealants from affiliates of private equity firm American Securities LLC for about $1.58 billion.

Through this deal, H.B. Fuller is looking to tap into Royal’s product technology resources.

The St. Paul, Minnesota-based company said in a statement that it intends to fund the deal through new debt financing.

H.B. Fuller said it expected to realize $35 million in cost synergies and $15 million in growth synergies over the next three years as a result of the merger.

    Fuller said the combined entity would generate about $2.9 billion revenue.

    Morgan Stanley & Co. is advising H.B. Fuller’s in this deal.

    Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler

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