|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
3. DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
In 2017, we separated the P&A Business and conducted both an IPO and a secondary offering of ordinary shares of Venator, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huntsman. On January 3, 2018, the underwriters purchased an additional 1,948,955 Venator ordinary shares pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. All of the ordinary shares offered in the IPO and the secondary offering were sold by Huntsman, and Venator did not receive any proceeds from the offerings. As of March 31, 2018, we retained approximately 53% ownership in Venator. We intend to monetize our retained ownership in Venator at prevailing market conditions and expect to conduct multiple follow-on capital market or block transactions to permit the orderly distribution of our retained shares.
In August 2017, we entered into a separation agreement, a transition services agreement (“TSA”) and a registration rights agreement with Venator to effect the Separation and provide a framework for a short term set of transition services as well as a tax matters agreement and an employee matters agreement. Pursuant to the TSA, we will, for a limited time following the Separation, provide Venator with certain services and functions that the parties have historically shared. We may also provide Venator with additional services that Venator and Huntsman may identify from time to time in the future. In general, the services began following the Separation and cover a period not expected to exceed 24 months; however, Venator may terminate individual services provided by us under the TSA early, as it becomes able to operate its business without such services.
The following table summarizes the major classes of assets and liabilities constituting assets and liabilities held for sale (dollars in millions):
The following table summarizes major classes of line items constituting pretax and after-tax income of discontinued operations (dollars in millions):
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef