AZ Electronic Materials
|Type||Public (LSE: AZEM)|
|Key people||John Whybrow, Chairman
Geoff Wild, CEO
|Revenue||US$730.3 million (2013)|
|Operating income||US$120.8 million (2013)|
|Net income||US$57.3 million (2013)|
The Company was established in the 1950s as a division of Hoechst (now Sanofi). The name of the company is derived from the organic compound diazo. In 1997 it was acquired by Clariant, a Swiss specialty chemicals business and in 2004 it was bought with funds controlled by the Carlyle Group. Vestar Capital Partners took a stake in the company in 2007. In October 2010 it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange. On 2 May 2014, Merck KGaA announced the successful acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials.
- Preliminary Results 2013
- AZ Electronic Materials plc: Prospectus
- AZ Electronic Materials: History
- iPad chemical maker AZ Electronic Materials to list in London Daily Telegraph, 2 October 2010
- "Merck KGaA says completes acquisition of AZ Electronic". 2 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.