Westlake Chemical Corporation says it has completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Axiall Corporation, the third-largest chlor-alkali producer and the second-largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer in North America.


The acquisition includes Axiall's share in a 1 million-metric-ton-per-year grassroot ethylene project located in Westlake, Louisiana. The ethylene unit has a total investment value of $1 billion and is set for completion at the end of March 2019. Ethylene from the unit will feed a planned 700,000-ton-per-year ethylene glycol unit to be located next door.


The combined company will have pro forma revenues of $7.4 billion and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $1.4 billion for the twelve-month period ended June 30, 2016. Westlake first attempted to acquire Axiall in 2014.


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