Cognis Repays Germany's Henkel

According to AFX and Reuters, Cognis has repaid a 350 million euro loan with interest to Henkel. According to the articles, the loan dates back to the 2001 purchase of Cognis along with the chemical group from Germany's Henkel. Private equity funds Permira, GS Capital Partners and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences made the acquisition.

Henkel completed a $2.9 billion purchase of U.S. soap maker Dial earlier this year.

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