Dow Chemical (DOW) To Acquire Rohm and Haas (ROH) for $78/Share

July 10, 2008 7:13 AM EDT
Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE: ROH) entered into an agreement with The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), under which Dow will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rohm and Haas common stock for $78.00 per share in cash.

Shares of ROH closed at $44.83 yesterday.

The agreement provides that Rohm and Haas Company will retain its Philadelphia Headquarters location, and continue to do business under the Rohm and Haas name. Additionally, Dow will contribute a number of specialty chemicals business segments to the Rohm and Haas portfolio which have greater synergy with the Philadelphia Company’s established strengths.

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