Henkel’s Acquisition of Aislantes Nacionales

Latham & Watkins, Claro & Cia. and Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr advised on the deal

Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire Aislantes Nacionales S.A., a major player in the Chilean tile adhesive and building materials market.

Aislantes Nacionales S.A. is a privately-owned company specialized in manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of products in the building materials market. The portfolio includes ceramic tile installation systems, mortars for finishing floors and walls, elastic sealants and insulation systems. In the fiscal year 2017, Aislantes Nacionales S.A. generated sales of about 80 million euros. The company is based in Santiago de Chile and employs around 220 people at a local production site.

The transaction is in line with Henkel’s strategy to strengthen its portfolio through targeted investments. “With acquiring Aislantes Nacionales S.A. we will enter the attractive Chilean building materials market in a strong position. The strong brands and technologies, as well as the well-positioned portfolio will further strengthen our position in Latin America”, says Jan-Dirk Auris, Executive Vice President and responsible for Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business.

Both parties agreed to not disclose any financial details of the transaction. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Latham & Watkins advised Henkel AG & Co. KGaA with Harald Selzner (Picture) and Tim Odendahl.

Claro & Cia. advised Henkel AG & Co. KGaA with Hernán Felipe Valdés, Patricio Smart and Isabella Mac Auliffe.

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr advised Aislantes Nacionales S.A. with Sergio Orrego, Rodrigo de Alencar, Isidora Zañartu and Peter Faille.

Involved fees earner: Sergio Orrego – Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr; Rodrigo de Alencar – Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr; Isidora Zañartu – Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr; Peter Faille – Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr; Hernán Felipe Valdés – Claro y Cia; Patricio Smart – Claro y Cia; Isabella Mac Auliffe – Claro y Cia; Harald Selzner – Latham & Watkins; Tim Odendahl – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr; Claro y Cia; Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; Aislantes Nacionales S.A.;