Cases & Deals

Sherwin-Williams acquires Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, Sweden

Clients Sherwin Williams Co.

Jones Day advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in connection with the acquisition of Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, Sweden. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Becker Acroma is one of the largest manufacturers of industrial wood coatings globally and a technology leader in water, UV, and other wood coatings. Becker Acroma wood coatings serve the joinery, kitchen cabinet, furniture, and flooring markets directly and through distributors.

Becker Acroma has more than 900 employees and annual sales of approximately USD 300 million. The Company operates 9 manufacturing facilities and 34 other sites in more than 20 countries.

Sherwin-Williams, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an American Fortune 500 company primarily engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.

The transaction involved jurisdictions worldwide in addition to Sweden, including Germany, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland, U.S., Canada, Russia, China and Vietnam.