DuluxGroup Takeover Shows Impact R&D Investment Can Have On Company Value

April 23rd, 2019 paint swatches

It has recently been announced that DuluxGroup’s board has accepted an offer to be taken over for $3.8 billion by Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings;

DuluxGroup has been one of Australia’s largest investors in corporate R&D, and has been a strong advocate for maintaining stability of the Australian R&D Tax Incentive. DuluxGroup were also actively involved in:

  • The recent senate economics committee hearings into the proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive, which were recommended to be deferred following the committee’s review;
  • The consultation process during the government’s formal review of the R&D Tax Incentive.

Since listing in 2010, shares in  DuluxGroup have been one of the top performing stocks in the ASX 200, and shows that investment in R&D can have a strong positive impact on a company’s value.

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