By David Sachs
Saint-Gobain said it would sell a majority stake in its U.K. foam insulation business to Soprema as part of its disposal plan.
The French construction supplier said late Wednesday that Celotex's assets will be transferred to a new standalone company, which will be 75% owned by Soprema, a private French waterproofing and insulation firm. Saint-Gobain will retain a 25% minority stake, it said.
The move is part of Saint-Gobain's streamlining strategy, which includes asset-disposals.
Celotex has two manufacturing facilities in the U.K. and employs 155 people, Saint-Gobain said. The transaction is expected to close early next year.
Financial details were not disclosed.
Write to David Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org
(END) Dow Jones Newswires