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August 8, 2016
Last week's second-quarter earnings reports contain no more definitive answers about the industry's state than July's reports. Sales figures have been down across the board, with...
July 29, 2016
While divestitures have long been a prominent driver of chemical M&A, there are signs that portfolio management is taking on greater urgency – as we detailed in our August 2...
November 18, 2015
Air Liquide’s $13.4-billion acquisition of Airgas is easily among the largest chemicals M&A deals since the recession. The multiple Air Liquide paid, at 13.5 times (x)...
July 11, 2014
This Week on CW: German personal care chemicals maker Hansa Group has filed for insolvency after reviewing a variety of restructuring options. The company reported €398.9 million...
January 25, 2013
This Week on CW:   Fourth-quarter results are coming in and the verdict is, well, inconclusive. DuPont’s earnings fell on weak TiO2 pricing, while Air Products’...
November 16, 2012
This week on CW:   Sherwin-Williams is buying Mexican paints company Corsorcio Comex for $2.34 billion. The deal doubles the size of Sherwin-Williams’ Latin American...
October 5, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF is restructuring its construction chemicals division in Europe due to low demand. The restructuring could involve as many as 400 job cuts.   3M has...
September 21, 2012
This Week on CW:   Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.   Arkema is...
September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
September 7, 2012
This Week on CW:   Orascom subsidiary IFCo announced plans to invest $1.4 billion to build a 1.5-2 million m.t./year fertilizers complex along the Mississippi River in Iowa. It...
August 10, 2012
This Week on CW:   Huntsman announced plans to expand its MDI manufacturing facility in Louisiana, to keep pace with growth in demand and take advantage of cheap domestic...
August 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earnings at diversified and specialty chemicals firms are reflecting economic weakness, as many companies note that the rest of the year is...
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