Investments and M&A strategy
Kemira’s sharpened strategy will outline the prioritized roadmap for future investments and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activities. However, in 2013 the focus of Kemira will be on the implementation of the Fit for Growth program. The aim of possible mergers and acquisitions is to strengthen Kemira’s portfolio in strategically important areas, where there currently are gaps.
Smaller acquisitions could be made to gain a stronger position in the defined sub-segments. Larger acquisitions will only be assessed once the sharpened strategy is finalized and Fit for Growth has been fully implemented. For possible smaller M&A deals, Kemira has set a criteria that the M&A transactions will have to strengthen Kemira’s market position and/or competencies, and be EBIT accretive in the second full year after closing.