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January 29, 2015
The European Commission said on Wednesday that it has cleared both the proposed acquisition of vaccines business of Novartis’ by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), as well as the proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/EU-gives-conditional-approval-to-GSK-Novartis-deals_67307.html
January 27, 2015
Sasol said on Monday that it reached an agreement to divest its Price’s Candles business to Lion Match. Sasol has owned the Price’s Candles, one of South Africa’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sasol-sells-candles-business-to-Lion-Match_67234.html
January 26, 2015
Wrapping up a deal that was announced in December 2014, Rogers Corp. (Rogers, CT) has closed on the transaction to acquire Arlon (Santa Ana, CA) from Handy & Harman (White Plains...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Rogers-Corp-completes-acquisition-of-specialty-silicones-firm-for-$157-million_67207.html
January 26, 2015
The battle between the Sika (Baar, Switzerland) management and the company’s controlling shareholders, the Burkard-Schenker family, has taken a new turn, with a statement from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sika-board-seeks-to-strip-family-of-power-to-sell-control-of-firm-to-Saint-Gobain_67199.html
January 23, 2015
BP said on Thursday that it intends to sell its 950,000-cubic meter capacity oil storage terminal in Amsterdam, which it has owned and operated since 1997. The terminal acts as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BP-to-divest-Amsterdam-oil-terminal_67164.html
January 23, 2015
Clariant said today that it is acquiring a 30% stake in the health- and personal-care business of Beraca (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Clariant-acquires-stake-in-Brazilian-health-and-personal-care-firm-Beraca_67161.html
January 22, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has entered exclusive talks with management and shareholders of Axson Technologies (Saint-Ouen l'Aumône, France) to acquire Axson, Sika announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sika-enters-talks-to-acquire-epoxy-PU-polymer-formulations-specialist_67097.html
January 22, 2015
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that it signed an Islamic Murabaha financing agreement for 1.2 billion Saudi riyals ($319.4 million) with each the Riyadh Bank and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Tasnee-signs-financing-agreement-to-fund-acquisition-of-additional-shares-in-Cristal_67081.html
January 21, 2015
The management of specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan (Paris), together with private equity firms Sagard and Euromezzanine, have completed the acquisition of Safic-Alcan from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Management-buys-majority-of-specialties-distributor-Safic-Alcan_67067.html
January 20, 2015
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mossi Ghisolfi Group (Tortona, Italy), has completed issuing $300.0 million in new equity to TPG Opportunities Partners...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/TPG-completes-acquisition-of-stake-in-M-and-G-Chemicals_66996.html
January 20, 2015
Albemarle today announced a corporate realignment in the wake of its $6.2-billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, which closed last week. The company will establish three global...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Albemarle-to-realign-corporate-structure-after-Rockwood-deal_67012.html
January 19, 2015
UAC Global (Bangkok) plans to establish a subsidiary to take over the assets of Advance Polymers & Chemicals (APC; Bangkok) for about 730.0 million baht ($22.4 million), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/UAC-Global-plans-to-acquire-Advance-Polymers-assets_66955.html
January 16, 2015
Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2 has priced its initial public offering at $10/share, with the company hoping to raise $350.0 million from the offering. Quinpario is a blank-check firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Second-Quinpario-firm-prices-IPO_66944.html
January 16, 2015
Ube Industries announced today that it has bought a majority stake in Advanced Electrolyte Technologies (AET; Midland, MI) and intends to raise its stake further by end of March. AET...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ube-Industries-buys-Dow-out-of-electrolytes-joint-venture_66919.html
January 16, 2015
Clariant announced today that it has acquired privately owned deicing specialist Aerochem (Stockholm). Aerochem is a leading supplier of deicing fluids to the aviation and railway...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Clariant-acquires-Swedish-deicing-firm-Aerochem_66914.html
January 15, 2015
Air Liquide has acquired a 65% stake in Optimal Medical Therapies (OMT; Frittlingen Germany), a home infusion provider, for an undisclosed amount. OMT provides home health-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Air-Liquide-acquires-home-health-care-provider-in-Germany_66859.html
January 15, 2015
Borealis has divested a package of proprietary fertilizer process technologies—including for the production of nitric acid, ammonium nitrate solution, and urea ammonium...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Borealis-divests-proprietary-fertilizer-technologies-to-Casale_66851.html
January 14, 2015
Hungary’s energy major MOL (Budapest) on Tuesday made a public tender offer to acquire shares it does not already own in Hungary’s chemicals producer TVK...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/MOL-makes-tender-offer-for-outstanding-TVK-shares_66820.html
January 14, 2015
Shire (Dublin) and NPS Pharmaceuticals (Bedminster, NJ) today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Shire to acquire all the outstanding shares of NPS Pharma for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Shire-to-acquire-NPS-Pharma-for-$5-2-billion-building-leading-biotech-position_66731.html
January 14, 2015
Influential international shareholders have supported Sika management's battle to thwart a partial $2.78-billion bid from Saint-Gobain that would give the latter control of Sika. Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/International-investors-back-Sika-management-in-battle-against-family-and-Saint-Gobain_66819.html
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