Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Omnova sells Muraspec wallcovering business to a2e
Omnova sells Muraspec wallcovering business to a2e
09
Mar '12
OMNOVA Solutions announced that it has sold its U.K.-based Muraspec commercial wallcovering business to affiliates of a2e Venture Catalysts Limited, and its principal Amin Amiri based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Muraspec produces and distributes wallcoverings and other interior surfacing products, primarily to commercial markets in the U.K., Europe and the Middle East.

This stock transaction involves the entire Muraspec business including all brands, a plant in Kent, U.K., a design and distribution center outside London, plus sales offices in Paris, Warsaw and Dubai. Muraspec has approximately $40 million in sales. OMNOVA operated Muraspec as a stand-alone business.

"The sale of our European wallcovering business allows us to focus our resources on our global Performance Chemicals business as well as the coated fabrics, laminates and performance films product lines within Decorative Products that offer greater global growth potential," said Kevin McMullen, OMNOVA Solutions' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Due to the very different design preferences of countries and cultures throughout the world, the global commercial wallcovering market tends to require a regional focus, which a2e will be in a better position to serve.

"I want to thank each of our associates in the Muraspec business for their dedication and service to the Company. Their efforts have built a strong reputation for the Muraspec name and its related brands. We wish them continued success," McMullen said.

Under key terms of the transaction, OMNOVA will receive approximately US$7.0 million in cash and notes.

This announcement follows the December 2011 sale of certain assets of OMNOVA's North American commercial wallcovering business to J. Josephson. Going forward, OMNOVA's decorative products portfolio will include coated fabrics, laminates, performance films, digital wall murals and laminated surfaces for the interior construction systems market.

OMNOVA Solutions


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

New fabric interfaces to interact with computers

As computer capabilities evolve, new fabric-based interfaces are...

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

Brazilian cotton prices drop in first fortnight of August

Cotton prices dropped in the Brazilian market in the first fortnight...

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Aug 2017

Target to acquire Grand Junction for faster deliveries

Target Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire Grand...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
66.7%
No
16.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 30

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
43.3%
No
36.7%
Skip
20.0%

Total Votes: 30

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
83.3%
No
6.7%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 30

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
60.0%
No
10.0%
Skip
30.0%

Total Votes: 30


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search