Media release

AkzoNobel and Kansai Paint mutually agree not to proceed with African transaction

November 29, 2023


AkzoNobel and Kansai Paint have mutually agreed not to proceed with the company's intended acquisition of Kansai's paints and coatings activities in Africa. 

Commenting on the decision, AkzoNobel CEO, Greg Poux-Guillaume, says: “It's disappointing that this intended acquisition cannot move forward, but we remain committed to our strong businesses and leading brands in Africa. As AkzoNobel’s performance rebound gathers pace, we'll remain focused on our key priorities, including the strengthening of our balance sheet, which will be accelerated.”

The two companies have agreed that no break-up fee will be involved. 

 About AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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