Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

▪ Sika acquires MBCC business generating CHF 2.1 billion net sales in 2022
▪ Annual synergies expected in the range of CHF 160 – 180 million by 2026
▪ Integration process well prepared and to start as of today
▪ The combined innovation power of Sika and MBCC will accelerate the sustainable transformation of the whole construction industry
▪ Sika set to reach sales in excess of CHF 12 billion in 2023

Sika has acquired the MBCC Group, a leading global supplier of construction chemicals. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, MBCC Group has been at the forefront of driving positive change in the construction industry. By joining forces, Sika and MBCC Group have created a workforce of 33,000 experts and achieved net sales of more than CHF 12 billion.

To close the transaction and to comply with regulatory requirements, Sika sold MBCC Group’s chemical admixtures assets in the UK, the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to the international private equity firm Cinven. Sika acquired all remaining business of MBCC Group and expanded its portfolio of products and solutions for the construction industry, adding a wide range of innovative, sustainable, and digital offerings for different sectors such as buildings, infrastructure, and underground construction, for new construction as well as for renovation. The main office for MBCC is located in Mannheim, Germany.

Chief Executive Officer
"Today is a historic day for Sika. We are delighted to welcome the MBCC employees to the Sika family. We embark on our exciting journey and will continue to drive Sika’s growth story. Thanks to our extensive experience in integrating companies, we will successfully bring Sika and MBCC together and combine our strengths to create the new reference in the construction chemicals industry. Together we will deliver worldclass performance for our customers and develop innovative, sustainable solutions." Thomas Hasler, CEO

After the successful closing, Sika’s sustainable product portfolio will be further enhanced with MBCC’s innovative technologies. Sika will offer a wide and comprehensive range of solutions to enable the sustainable transformation of the construction industry and help customers reduce their carbon footprint.

With this transaction, Sika strengthens its growth platform by broadening its product and solution offerings in four of five core technologies and seven of eight Sika Target Markets. Customers will benefit from an enhanced and more efficient distribution network across all construction markets. Sika expects to generate annual synergies in the range of CHF 160 – 180 million by 2026. The combined Group is set to reach sales in excess of CHF 12 billion in 2023.