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June 27, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, PetroLogistics is filing for a $600 million IPO. The company did not disclose the share price of the offering, or how many shares it plans to sell...
June 24, 2011
This Week on CW:   Cefic has raised its forecast for EU chemicals output growth to 4.5%.   PetroLogistics, owner of the world's largest propane dehydrogenation plant, has...
June 21, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Grupo Alfa's DAK Americas subsidiary has agreed to buy Wellman's PET business for $185 million. In other M&A news, Russia's two biggest potash...
June 16, 2011
Editor's note: I will be out of the office tomorrow, so here's an early, if abbreviated, news round-up.   This Week on CW:   At Chemspec 2011 in Geneva, fine chemicals makers...
June 13, 2011
Topping the headlines this week, PQ Corp., a silicates producer, is reportedly planning an IPO.   In M&A, Brenntag has agreed to acquire Zhong Yung Chemical, a Chinese...
June 10, 2011
This Week on CW:   At FECC 2011 this week in Vienna, chemical distributors discussed changes due to industry consolidation and saw opportunities in life sciences.   PQ Corp....
June 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Ashland is acquiring International Specialty Products for $3.2 billion.   That wasn't the only big M&A deal last week, as Sealed Air agreed to...
June 3, 2011
This Week on CW:   Ashland has announced plans to buy International Specialty Products for $3.2 billion, in a deal that will make Ashland more specialty-focused.   Sealed Air...
May 31, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, experts are optimistic about the state of the M&A and financial markets, especially with regard to chemical companies.   In M&A news...
May 27, 2011
This Week on CW:   BASF announced plans to build a major TDI plant at Antwerp or Ludwigshafen by 2014.   Huntsman has signed a license agreement with Chinese firm Yantai...
May 27, 2011
We're not back to the good – or bad, depending on your perspective – old days of 2006 and 2007 in the M&A and capital markets, but we've come a very long way from the depths of two years ago. Such a long way, in fact, that I've heard talk of a new bubble....
May 27, 2011
Michael Sison, managing director at KeyBanc Capital Markets, sat down with CW to discuss first-quarter earnings earlier this week. Sison was optimistic that recent strong results can...
May 23, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Danisco has accepted DuPont's revised $6.4 billion offer, and DuPont is reorganizing in light of the deal. In other M&A news, Lindsay Goldberg, a...
May 20, 2011
This Week on CW:   DuPont's increased bid for Danisco, which values the company at $6.4 billion, has succeeded.   In the wake of the deal, DuPont is forming two new business...
May 20, 2011
Both Georgia Gulf and Omnova mentioned an anticipated housing recovery in their presentations at yesterday's Houlihan Lokey Global Industrials Conference here in New York. With...
May 16, 2011
Editor's note: From now on, the finance digest will run on Mondays. Topping the headlines last week, earnings are beating forecasts at most major chemical firms in both North America...
May 13, 2011
This Week on CW: M&G is the latest company to announce new construction plans on the Gulf Coast, in the form of a world-scale PET and PTA facility. DuPont, meanwhile, is investing...
May 6, 2011
This Week on CW: BASF reports a 28% rise in earnings as former CFO Kurt Bock takes the helm as CEO. IHS, the parent company of Chemical Week, has acquired CMAI. Danisco's board...
May 4, 2011
Editor's note: This is our new round-up of major financial and economic news that affects the chemical industry. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or tips please email...
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