JSR Corporation has acquired the display coatings business that it and DSM Desotech have jointly cooperated in as part of their joint venture, Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd.
JSR will directly acquire DSM Desotech’s display coatings technology and business positions in this same market area outside Japan. No physical assets are involved in the acquisition. Parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price to be paid by JSR to DSM. The book gain for DSM on this transaction amounts to approximately €10 million after tax.
The display business consists of coatings used in the production of flat panel displays for protection, anti-reflection and related purposes. JSR will acquire patents and business rights to this business on a global basis, along with related technologies.