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Dow sales Styron Division to Bain Capital Partners

June 21/2010

(Dow) -- The Dow Chemical Company and Bain Capital Partners, a leading global private equity firm, announced jointly that they have closed the sale of Dows Styron Division to an affiliate of Bain Capital.  Dow has elected to retain a 7.5 percent equity position in Styron, which is now a privately held, global materials company. Also included in the transaction are several long-term supply, service and purchase agreements between Dow and Styron  that will generate substantial additional value for both companies. 

Dow sales Styron Division to Bain Capital Partners

MRC Reference

Share in the Russian market, 2008:

 polyethylene - 2.5% (including LLDPE 33.1%);

 polypropylene 0.8% (including  PP-impact - 1.1%);

 polystyrene 2.6%.


 Annual sales growth in Russia, recent 5 years:

 polyethylene - 55%;

 polypropylene 28%;

 polystyrene 2%.


 Imports by processing technologies:

 pipe extrusion;

 film extrusion;

 sheet extrusion;


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