Sherwin Takes Comex

Sherwin Takes Comex

Mexico US M&A

Sherwin-Williams has agreed to acquire Mexico’s Consorcio Comex for $2.34bn, it says. The US paint maker is to pay cash, and will also assume an unspecified amount of debt, in order to gain access to a higher-growth Mexican market. The sale of family-owned Comex is heard to come at the end of a competitive bidding process involving multiple parties. Analysts found it difficult to determine the multiple implied in the transaction, given that the target is privately held, but generally considered

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