Koch Ag and Energy Solutions, LLC entered into a binding equity purchase agreement to acquire Iowa Fertilizer Company, LLC from OCI N.V. (ENXTAM:OCI) for $3.6 billion on December 18, 2023. The consideration consists of $3.6 billion on a cash free debt free basis, subject to a customary cash, debt and normalized level of working capital adjustment. Iowa Fertilizer Company, LLC team will join Koch Ag.
Consummation of the transaction remains subject to receipt of certain US antitrust approval, regulatory conditions and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in 2024. Proceeds from this transaction will be used to significantly reduce holding company debt; a return of capital to shareholders will be considered within the context of OCI?s capital returns framework and alongside future investment in decarbonization growth opportunities. Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc is acting as financial advisor and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is acting as its legal advisor to OCI. Barclays is serving as a financial advisor and Jones Day is acting as its legal advisor to Koch Ag & Energy Solutions.