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June 6, 2013
Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital (GGC; San Francisco), the largest shareholder in US Silica, is selling 10 million shares in the commercial silica maker at $19.60/share in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Golden-Gate-Capital-selling-more-US-Silica-shares_52628.html
May 6, 2013
Calgon Carbon today reported net income up 27.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $9.8 million, on sales down 1.2%, to $135 million. Earnings totaled 18 cts/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Calgon-Carbon-earnings-rise-27-percent_51777.html
April 30, 2013
Ecolab’s first-quarter net income rose 221% year-on-year (YOY), to $159.6 million, on sales up 2%, to $2.87 billion. Excluding special charges—which had a major impact in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-earnings-rise-on-margin-gains_51600.html
April 24, 2013
Ashland today reported fiscal second-quarter net income down 39.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $53 million, or 68 cts/share, on sales down 5.3%, to $1.97 billion. The quarter, however...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ashland-beats-estimates-but-abandons-2014-targets_51404.html
April 15, 2013
Jana Partners (New York), a hedge fund and activist shareholder, has purchased a 7.4% stake in Ashland and held discussions with company management regarding Ashland’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Activist-shareholder-buys-up-Ashland-stake-prompting-asset-sale-rumors_51181.html
March 28, 2013
Ecolab announced today that it expects the close of its $2.2-billion acquisition of oilfield services firm Champion Technologies to occur on or before 15 April. The deal was previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-extends-Champion-close-date-to-15-April_50798.html
March 27, 2013
BASF says it will combine its water solutions, oil field solutions, and mining solutions businesses, effective 1 April, to create a new global business unit. The restructuring involves...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/BASF-merges-water-oil-field-and-mining-businesses-cuts-215-jobs_50764.html
March 15, 2013
Univar has signed an exclusive five-year agreement with Molycorp Advanced Water Technologies (Molycorp; Greenwood Village, CO) to distribute Molycorp’s cerium-based water...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Univar-signs-water-treatment-distribution-agreement-with-Molycorp_50561.html
February 26, 2013
Ecolab’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings increased 161% year-on-year (YOY), to $231.4 million, on sales up 65%, to $3.05 billion. Sales and income included adjustments related to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-earnings-rise-on-growth-in-all-segments_50072.html
February 21, 2013
Calgon Carbon says fourth-quarter net income significantly grew compared to the fourth quarter 2011—up 85%, to $9.1 million. Earnings per share of 16 cts/share were above analyst...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Calgon-Carbon-reports-strong-earnings-gain-in-fourth-quarter_49994.html
February 7, 2013
Kemira’s revenue increased 3%, to €558.5 million ($755.4 million) during the fourth quarter of 2012, mainly because of continued sales volumes growth, especially in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemiras-fourth-quarter-revenue-up-3-percent_49604.html
January 25, 2013
SNF Floerger (Andrézieux, France) has begun production at its first quaternized monomer plant in China. The unit, at Taixing, has capacity for 15,000 m.t./year of monomer and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/SNF-Floerger-starts-up-quaternized-monomer-plant-in-China_49342.html
January 24, 2013
Starboard Value (New York), a hedge fund, intends to nominate three directors to Calgon Carbon’s board at the company’s next annual meeting, according to a regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Hedge-fund-to-nominate-Calgon-Carbon-directors_49288.html
January 11, 2013
Energy-focused private equity firm Intervale Capital (Boston) has taken a majority stake in oil field chemicals and water treatment business Aegis Chemical Solutions (The Woodlands...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Private-equity-firm-Intervale-acquires-Aegis-Chemical-Solutions_48916.html
January 2, 2013
Brenntag has acquired Altivia (Houston), a regional producer and distributor of water treatment additives and commodity chemicals, for $125 million. Altivia’s affiliate Altivia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Brenntag-acquires-Texas-water-treatment-distributor_48682.html
December 21, 2012
Ecolab’s $2.2-billion acquisition of oilfield services firm Champion Technologies is now expected to close by 28 February 2013, as opposed to the end of this year as originally...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-Champion-push-back-acquisition-close-date_48603.html
December 17, 2012
Ashland's water technologies business is increasing prices by up to 15% on some of its products within its process and water treatment additives portfolio in North America due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ashland-water-technologies-increases-prices_48428.html
December 17, 2012
Chempoint.com (Bellevue, WA), a subsidiary of Univar that distributes fine and specialty chemicals, has expanded a distribution agreement with Dow Chemical’s subsidiary Dow Wolff...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Chempoint-expands-distribution-agreement-with-Dow-Wolff-Cellulosics_48357.html
December 3, 2012
Ecolab says the downstream process and water service business of Champion Technologies will be spun off to Permian Mud Service (Houston), Champion’s current owners, prior to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-Champion-to-spin-off-Champions-downstream-business_48092.html
November 27, 2012
Ashland has named Luis Fernandez-Moreno as company v.p. and president of Ashland’s water technologies segment. Fernandez-Moreno has been in the industry for 30 years and most...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ashland-names-new-water-technologies-president_47949.html
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