Entegris and versum materials to create $9-billion specialty-materials company after merger

American manufacturing companiesEntegris, Inc. and Versum Materials, Inc. announced that they have agreed to combine in a merger of equals. The combined company will be a premier end to end specialty materials company for the semiconductor and other high-tech industries.

The combined company will retain the Entegris name and will be headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, and will maintain a strong operational presence in Tempe, Arizona.

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of U.S. and international regulatory approvals, and approval by the stockholders of each company.