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Borden Chemical Inc. Ratings Placed on Watch Negative Re: Acquisition of Bakelite AG Oct 04
Standard & Poors, October 2004
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 7, 2004-- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it placed its 'B+' corporate credit rating and other ratings for Borden Chemical Inc. on CreditWatch with negative implications, citing the company's announcement of a sizable acquisition. Columbus, Ohio-based Borden Chemical has over $850 million of total debt outstanding. "The CreditWatch placement follows the company's announcement of an agreement to acquire Bakelite AG from Rutgers AG," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Peter Kelly. Germany-based Bakelite had sales in 2003 of $610 million. The purchase price is within the range of -175 million to -200 million, subject to certain adjustments. The transaction is subject to regulatory reviews and is expected to close in the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.