BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Entegris, Inc. (ENTG), a leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials solutions for the microelectronics industry, today confirmed that Versum Materials (VSM) (“Versum”) has terminated the previously announced merger agreement with Entegris. As a result, Entegris has received a $140 million termination fee from Versum.
“Looking ahead, Entegris is well positioned for sustainable growth and shareholder value creation,” said Bertrand Loy, president and CEO of Entegris. “As always, we remain focused on executing on our strategic plan and providing our customers with exceptional solutions to help them achieve higher yields and enhanced levels of performance and reliability.”
Entegris is a leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials solutions for the microelectronics industry and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO 9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the United States, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional information can be found at www.entegris.com.
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