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August 29, 2014
Evonik Industries today said that it has signed a contract with Rhine-Ruhr, a group of several municipal utility companies in Germany’s Ruhr region, to divest its remaining 49%...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Evonik-sells-remaining-stake-in-energy-group-Steag_63529.html
August 29, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals producer, has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it is raising the stake in Vencorex, its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PTT-Global-Chemical-raises-stake-in-Vencorex-PU-JV-with-Perstorp_63526.html
August 28, 2014
Four other specialty chemical makers had also expressed interest in all or part of Rockwood in recent months, according to a regulatory filing....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Albemarle-Rockwood-courtship-played-out-over-2-years_63463.html
August 28, 2014
Dow Chemical has started the process of divesting two of its specialty chemicals subsidiaries, Angus Chemical (Buffalo Grove, IL) and AgroFresh (Philadelphia), which could bring in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Report-Dow-puts-Angus-Chemical-and-AgroFresh-on-the-block_63447.html
August 27, 2014
Loveland Products, a subsidiary of Agrium, has acquired a controlling interest in Agricen (Frisco,TX), an agricultural biotechnology firm, the company said on Tuesday. Agricen produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Agrium-acquires-agricultural-biotech-firm-Agricen_63409.html
August 27, 2014
BHP Billiton (Melbourne) today gave more information relating to the spinoff of some of its assets into a new metals and mining company dubbed NewCo. BHP, as previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BHP-Billiton-details-spinoff-plans_63304.html
August 26, 2014
Materials technology and recycling group Umicore (Brussels) says it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of CP Chemicals in Wickliffe, OH. CP Chemicals is a refiner and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Umicore-to-buy-business-in-the-US_63388.html
August 25, 2014
Roche (Basel) said today that it has agreed to acquire InterMune (Brisbane, CA), a biotech company focused on R&D and commercializing therapies in pulmonology and orphan fibrotic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Roche-to-buy-US-biotech-firm-InterMune-for-$8-3-billion_63366.html
August 21, 2014
Billionaire George Soros has more than doubled his stake in Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires), purchasing 8.47 million shares during the second quarter, Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Report-Billionare-Soros-more-than-doubles-stake-in-Argentinas-YPF_63333.html
August 20, 2014
DuPont has reached agreement to sell its copper fungicide business assets to Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo). The sale is expected to close in fourth-quarter 2014 subject to approvals from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/DuPont-to-sell-copper-fungicide-business-to-Mitsui-and-Co-_63316.html
August 20, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), a leading producer of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, has acquired a controlling stake in SIA Ventamonjaks, the largest liquid ammonia transhipment terminal in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Uralchem-subsidiary-acquires-Ventamonjaks_63310.html
August 18, 2014
BHP Billiton (Melbourne) has confirmed that, as part of a plan to simplify its portfolio, it is favoring demerging noncore assets to concentrate on the iron ore, copper, coal, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BHP-Billiton-confirms-demerger-plans_63259.html
August 18, 2014
Mexichem (Tlanelpantla, Mexico) has reached an agreement to acquire Dura-Line (Knoxville, TN) from private equity firm CHS Capital (Chicago) for $630 millon in cash and assumed...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mexichem-acquires-US-based-HDPE-conduit-and-pipe-producer-for-$630-million_63271.html
August 18, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), Europe’s largest producer of phosphate fertilizers and the world’s largest producer of high-grade phosphate rock, has begun squeezing out all shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PhosAgro-begins-squeeze-out-at-subsidiary_63266.html
August 18, 2014
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is acquiring a 50.71% stake in KPX Fine Chemical (Yeosu, South Korea) for 42 billion South Korean won ($40.8 million). The transaction is expected to close by 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Hanwha-Chemical-acquires-majority-stake-in-TDI-producer-KPX_63263.html
August 15, 2014
Quaker Chemical announced today that it has acquired specialty grease manufacturer ECLI Products (Aurora, IL) for $52 million. ECLI, with estimated 2014 Ebitda of $7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Quaker-acquires-specialty-grease-maker_63246.html
August 13, 2014
BASF's venture capital business says it has invested €1.0 million ($1.3 million) in the technology company SmartKem (St. Asaph, UK), a leader in R&D of high-performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-invests-in-organic-semiconductor-inks-firm-SmartKem_63145.html
August 13, 2014
MEO Australia (Melbourne) announced today that it has put up for sale a stake in its previously reported Tassie Shoal methanol and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects after receiving...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/MEO-Australia-to-sell-stake-in-methanol-and-LNG-projects_63049.html
August 12, 2014
Galenica (Bern, Switzerland) said today that it is adapting a new management structure. The group will be headed by two CEOs, one in charge of Vifor Pharma, formerly the pharma...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Swiss-health-care-group-Galenica-to-split-into-two-listed-companies_63125.html
August 11, 2014
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) announced today that it is buying out its two master limited partnerships (MLPs) – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) and El Paso Pipeline Partners...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Kinder-Morgan-to-buy-out-its-MLPs-in-$71-billion-deal_63115.html
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