PPG, Georgia Gulf Complete Chemicals Unit Deal

Chemicals firm PPG Industries has completed a sale of its commodity chemicals business to Georgia GulfCorp., forming a new corporation in the process. The deal is valued at $2.5 billion.

The new company -- a combination of PPG's division and Georgia Gulf -- has been named Axiall Corp. and has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "AXLL"; Georgia Gulf's old ticker, GGC, has been retired. The unit PPG sold produces a number of chemicals, including chlorine for agricultural purposes and water treatment, among other products.

PPG reportedly pulled in $900 million in cash in the deal, with the remaining $1.6 billion received in stock by company shareholders.


The article PPG, Georgia Gulf Complete Chemicals Unit Deal originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Dan Carroll has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Can't get enough business news?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from retailer news to the latest IPOs delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.