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January 27, 2012This Week on CW: Eastman Chemical announced plans to acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The purchase price of $27.65/share, including cash and...
January 24, 2012Topping the headlines last week, early fourth-quarter earnings showed steady growth despite some weakness in volumes. PPG’s net income rose 5%, to $216 million, on modest sales...
January 20, 2012This Week on CW: PPG and H.B. Fuller both reported earnings increases, mostly due to higher sales. PPG’s fourth-quarter net income rose 5% to $216 million, while H.B...
January 16, 2012Topping the headlines last week, Westlake has made a $1.1 billion unsolicited bid to by rival vinyls maker Georgia Gulf. The bid values Georgia Gulf at $30/share, 22% higher than the...
January 13, 2012This Week on CW: Westlake Chemical has launched a $1.1 billion unsolicited bid for rival vinyls maker Georgia Gulf. The purchase price represents a 51% premium on Georgia’...
January 10, 2012In this week’s print issue, I reported on the moderately positive outlook for chemicals sector earnings. Most analysts agree that growth will slow for most companies, but they...
January 9, 2012Topping the headlines last week, early earnings mostly looked good. Monsanto’s net income rose 140% on growth in seed sales in Latin America. A. Schulman’s net income was...
January 6, 2012This Week on CW: With the redesign of our magazine and website officially launched, we took a look back at the biggest stories of 2011. Monsanto’s fiscal...
January 5, 2012As 2012 begins, we take a look back at the industry's biggest stories from the year that was....
December 23, 2011This Week on CW: H.B. Fuller has acquired Forbo Group’s industrial adhesives business for $394 million, in a deal that will enhance Fuller’s exposure to China and...