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WestRock Completes Ingevity Spinoff, Ingevity Trades Under NGVT Symbol

It took years and featured a number of delays, but WestRock (WRK) finally completed the spinoff of its specialty chemicals business, Ingevity (NGVT). The new company began trading on the NYSE today and shareholders should have received one share of NGVT for every six shares of WRK owned. As usual, executives are excited about the future prospects and here… Read More »

WestRock Set To Spin Off Ingevity on May 15th, After Delays

After delaying the spinoff of its chemical business due to ‘complexities’, WestRock (WRK) is finally ready to complete the spinoff of Ingevity. The transaction is expected to be completed on May 15th, with WestRock shareholders receiving 1 share of the Ingevity for every 6 WestRock shares owned. The new company will trade on the NYSE under the ticker… Read More »

WestRock’s Ingevity Spin Pushed Back To May

Wall Street loves spinoffs, but these transactions are hardly simple affairs to execute. There is a reason most of them take more than 9 months to consummate. After pushing off the expected completion date of Ingevity’s spinoff again, it seems WestRock (WRK) is learning that fact the hard way. The specialty chemical spinoff is now expected to be… Read More »

Introducing Ingevity – WestRock’s Specialty Chemicals Spinoff

Starboard Fund, the ‘Tom Brady of activists‘, successfully campaigned for a spinoff of MeadWestvaco’s specialty chemical group earlier this year. The spin got delayed a bit as the company merged with RockTenn in order to create a consumer and corrugated packaging giant named WestRock (WRK). Now that the merger has closed, the spinoff is heating up again and… Read More »

Starboard Gets Its Specialty Chemical Spinoff At MeadWestvaco

Some activist funds like to work behind the scenes and then there are the others which seem to be in the news almost every day. A day after making waves at Yahoo (YHOO), Jeffrey Smith’s Starboard Value fund was back in the news after long time target MeadWestvaco (MWV) announced plans to spin off its specialty chemical business… Read More »

CNBC’s Delivering Alpha Conference: A Look At The Spinoff Names

Titans of the hedge fund industry, including John Paulson, Carl Icahn, Nelson Peltz (and many more), gathered at the Pierre Hotel this past Wednesday for CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference. There was a lot of Fed talk (Stanley Druckenmiller is not a fan), musings on the economy and of course, the proverbial ‘talking up the book’. It took a… Read More »

MeadWestvaco Spin Off Exchange Ratio Finalized, Effective May 1

MeadWestvaco(MWV) announced this morning that shareholders as of April 24, will receive .32986547 shares of ACCO Brands(ABD) on May 1, following the spinoff of the company’s Consumer & Office Products Business, and its subsequent merger with ACCO.  Concurrent with the merger, ACCO will change its ticker from ABD to ACCO.  The transaction is a “Reverse Morris Trust”, which… Read More »

Is It A Sale Or Is It A Spin? It’s Both- The Magic Of The Reverse Morris Trust

In a famous Saturday Night Live sketch, a young Steve Martin promised that “You too can be a millionaire, and not pay taxes.”  While the advice he proceeded to give was ineffective, using a reverse Morris Trust, your favorite company can sell off a division and not pay taxes. How you ask? Simple. First, borrow as much debt… Read More »