Rogers Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by DuPont in an all-cash transaction that values Rogers at approximately $5.2 billion. The transaction delivers substantial value to Rogers’ shareholders, who will receive $277 in cash per share, representing a 33% premium over Rogers’ closing share price on November 1, 2021, and a 46% premium to the 1-month volume-weighted average share price.
Following the closing of the transaction, Rogers will be integrated into DuPont’s Electronics & Industrial business unit. Rogers’ significant applications engineering, design expertise, and deep customer relationships form a strong strategic fit with DuPont’s innovation capabilities and collaborative approach to solving the most complex customer challenges.
“Rogers is a recognized global leader in advanced materials solutions, and this combination with DuPont will help accelerate our long-term growth in EV/HEV, ADAS, and other key markets,” stated Bruce D. Hoechner, Rogers’ President and CEO. “The Rogers’ team has created a growth-focused organization built on a foundation of strong technology leadership and customer intimacy. Our combination with DuPont, a proven leader in technology-based materials, provides resources and support to allow Rogers to scale for success. Rogers is a natural fit with DuPont, and this combination will create an exciting next chapter for Rogers’ customers, employees, and partners.”
“Rogers is a results-driven organization with excellent technical expertise and deep customer relationships that align well with DuPont’s leading innovation and applied material science capabilities,” said Ed Breen, DuPont Executive Chairman, and CEO. “The combination of Rogers with our Electronics & Industrial business further strengthens our market-leading portfolio and ability to bring new solutions to exciting end markets. We look forward to welcoming Rogers’ employees and working together to deliver essential innovations that help our customers and company grow.”