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March 28, 2018


Industrials and Industrial Technology

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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GCA Advises Croda on Its Acquisition of Plant Impact

GCA is pleased to announce we acted as exclusive financial advisor to FTSE 100-listed Croda on its acquisition of research and development company Plant Impact.

With over 4,200 employees across 36 countries, Croda International plc (“Croda”) is a global producer and marketer of high-performance specialty chemicals. Croda’s products are used by some of the world’s largest brands in the personal care, life sciences, performance technologies and industrial chemical sectors.

Listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM, Plant Impact plc (“Plant Impact”) uses chemistry and novel molecule discovery to improve crop yield and quality by stimulating or moderating plant responses during key growth stages. The company’s products help growers unlock the potential of soybean, wheat and other global staple food crops.

Through the acquisition, Plant Impact will retain its identity and become a subsidiary of Croda Europe. The companies will integrate their technical and marketing expertise to offer new, innovative products to Croda’s global customer base.

Steve Foots, Group Chief Executive of Croda, said: "I'm delighted to be announcing Croda Europe’s acquisition of Plant Impact. This is high-quality, novel technology that further expands our position in the crop care sector and supports our strategy of investing in high-growth markets and world-leading technologies. Plant Impact has assembled a great team, and we’re really excited to work with them to accelerate development of this business."

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