KKR has completed the previously announced sale of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP), a provider of materials science-based elastomer and thermoplastic solutions, for a reported $1 billion in cash to Trelleborg Group (Trelleborg), a specialist in engineered polymer solutions.
All of MRP’s more than 1,450 employees across six countries and four US states, including hourly manufacturing production, technical and administrative employees, are receiving substantial cash payouts in connection with the closing as a result of the employee ownership plan implemented by KKR in 2018.
Payments vary based on tenure and employment status, with employees who joined MRP in late 2018 and 2019 receiving payouts on average equivalent to over 12 months of annual income and longer-tenured employees receiving up to twice as much.
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