CCMP Capital-backed PQ Goes Public


MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PQ Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE:PQG) announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 29,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $17.50 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 29, 2017 under the ticker symbol “PQG.”

PQ has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,350,000 shares of its common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

The closing for the offering is expected to occur on October 3, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup and Credit Suisse are acting as joint book-running managers of the proposed offering, and Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as representatives of the underwriters; J.P. Morgan, Jefferies, Deutsche Bank Securities and KeyBanc Capital Markets are also acting as joint book-running managers; Evercore ISI and Nomura are acting as co-managers.

About PQ Group Holdings, Inc.

PQ Group Holdings, Inc. is an integrated, global provider of catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals, and services. Our environmental catalysts and services business is a leading global innovator and producer of catalysts for the refinery, emissions control, and petrochemical industries and is also a leading provider of catalyst recycling services to the North American refining industry. Our performance materials and chemicals business is a silicates and specialty materials producer with leading supply positions in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia serving diverse and growing end uses such as personal and industrial cleaning products, fuel efficient tires, surface coatings, and food and beverage products.

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