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August 19, 2013
Food safety and water treatment chemicals maker BHS Specialty Chemicals (Nampa, ID), which is owned by private equity firm Post Capital, has acquired Steam Engineering (SEI; Vancouver...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Post-Capital-portfolio-company-buys-cleaning-chemicals-firm_54573.html
August 13, 2013
Taminco (Allentown, PA) reports a second-quarter net loss of $13 million, or 21 cents/share, down 286% year-on-year (YOY), from $7 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Taminco-reports-loss-on-one-time-charges-sales-up-6-percent-to-$305-million_54459.html
July 30, 2013
Ecolab has reported second-quarter net income up 16% year-on-year (YOY), to$213.1 million, or 69 cts/share, on sales up 13%, to $3.38 billion. Adjusted net income, which excludes some...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-energy-results_54067.html
July 25, 2013
Ashland today reported fiscal third-quarter income from continuing operations down 26.9% year-on-year (YOY), to $117 million, on sales down 4%, to $2.1 billion. The declines were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ashland-to-sell-water-technologies-elastomers-earnings-fall_53901.html
July 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published two new guidance documents concerning biocides, the agency announced today. The documents are applicable from 1 September...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/ECHA-publishes-two-new-guidance-documents-concerning-biocides_53664.html
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
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