Hexion LLC, et al., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Hexion LLC, a limited liability company; and Huntsman Corporation, a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

071 0212

Docket Number:

C-4235

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The FTC challenged Hexion LLC's proposed acquisition of Huntsman Corp., and settled its charges with a proposed consent order which requiredthe divestiture of Hexion's specialty epoxy business, and prevented the sharing of sensitive and non-public information which could lead to coordination of prices. Huntsman and Hexion are both producers of high-performance and specialty chemicals used in the aerospace and alternative energy industries. Subsequently, Hexion LLC and Huntsman Corporation petitioned the Commission to reopen and set aside two orders related to their proposed merger because they terminated their planned merger; the Commission granted, in part, the petition but left in place provisions of the order requiring Hexion for three years to seek the Commission’s approval prior to any acquisition of Huntsman, or any merger or other combination with Huntsman.