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Clariant, Huntsman to combine to create $20bn company Hariolf Kottmann (left), CEO, Clariant, and Peter R Huntsman, president and CEO, Huntsman.

Clariant, Huntsman to combine to create $20bn company

On a pro forma 2016 basis, the combination of Clariant and Huntsman will create a leading global specialty chemical company with sales of approximately US$13.2 billion and a combined enterprise value of approximately US$20 billion at announcement.

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