SEPARATION OF PIGMENTS AND ADDITIVES BUSINESS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|SEPARATION OF PIGMENTS AND ADDITIVES BUSINESS|
|SEPARATION OF PIGMENTS AND ADDITIVES BUSINESS||
4. SEPARATION OF PIGMENTS AND ADDITIVES BUSINESS
We are in the process of separating our Pigments and Additives business. On October 28, 2016, Venator filed an initial Form 10 registration statement with the SEC as part of the process to separate our Pigments and Additives and Textile Effects businesses in a tax‑free spin-off. On January 17, 2017, we announced that we will retain our Textile Effects business and Venator amended the Form 10 registration statement. Most recently, on March 14, 2017, Venator filed a third amendment to the Form 10 registration statement.
We now intend to pursue an initial public offering of our Pigments and Additives business, although we plan to retain the ability to separate the business through a tax-free spin-off depending on market conditions. The initial public offering or spin is targeted for the summer of 2017.
In connection with this separation, we recorded business separation costs of $9 million and nil during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, within Corporate and other.