The combination of TCAC and Toray brings together complementary product offerings in high performance composites serving the aerospace, space and communications and high-performance industrial markets. There is strong strategic rationale for the transaction, with clear benefits for both companies. For Toray, the acquisition is an important step in its strategy to accelerate growth and expand its high-performance thermoplastic and thermoset composites offering while benefitting from considerable revenue synergies. For TCAC, the combination with Toray secures access to a source of highly-specified carbon fiber, a crucial component to supporting the needs of customers. The combination of TCAC and Toray will enhance new product development and R&D capabilities and reinforce and expand relationships with customers.
“We are very pleased with today’s announcement and consider Toray a strong partner for us in terms of cultural fit, complementary product and market segment offerings, focus on R&D, and geographical reach," says Frank Meurs, TCAC COO. "We have a long history of successful cooperation with Toray and are convinced that we can strengthen each other. We are looking forward to continuing to grow TCAC together with Toray.”
Toray is committed to further accelerate the growth of TCAC in the coming years, fully supporting TCAC management’s strategy and investment growth plans.
Jan Albers, TenCate CEO, says: “We are delighted that we have found such a strong strategic partner for TCAC in Toray," says TCAC CEO Jan Albers. "The aerospace industry is entering a new growth phase, which requires large investments for continued sustainable growth in this dynamic market. With Toray we have found the right partner to expand TCAC’s leading role in advanced composites.”
Both companies have agreed to jointly develop an integration plan to support the envisaged growth plans. Toray expects to retain key management of TCAC following completion of the transaction and respects the existing rights and benefits of the employees of the TCAC group.
Toray will acquire TCAC for an enterprise value of €930 million. The transaction is expected in the second half of 2018 and is subject to customary approvals by regulatory authorities.