Saudi Aramco becomes sole owner of Arlanxeo

Cologne, Germany –  Lanxess completed the sale of its remaining 50% stake in synthetic rubber venture Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco on 31 Dec, the companies have announced.

Saudi Aramco paid around €1.4 billion to take over the German partner’s holding in the joint venture, according to a statement from Lanxess.

All relevant antitrust authorities, it noted, had granted the necessary approvals for the transaction announced in August 2018.

Arlanxeo, headquartered in Maastricht, Netherlands, was founded on 1 April, 2016, as a JV between Lanxess and Saudi Aramco.

The company…

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