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May 22, 2015
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) has ruled itself out as a potential buyer of assets that Monsanto and/or Syngenta would be obliged to divest should a  deal between the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/ChemChina-rules-itself-out-as-potential-buyer-for-Syngenta-Monsanto-assets_70629.html
May 22, 2015
PotashCorp’s CEO Jochen Tilk on Thursday said that the company will continue to review whether to retain its  shareholdings in fellow potash producers, SQM (Santiago, Chile)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PotashCorp-reviewing-shareholdings-in-SQM-and-ICL_70628.html
May 21, 2015
Monsanto confirmed on Wednesday that it is working toward acquiring Syngenta, and its plans includes divesting all of Syngenta’s seeds and traits business, which had sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Monsanto-confirms-plans-to-divest-Syngentas-seeds-business-to-gain-takeover-approval_70554.html
May 18, 2015
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has announced it is selling Royal Adhesives and Sealants (South Bend, IN) to American Securities (New York), another private equity firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Arsenal-Capital-to-sell-Royal-Adhesives-to-American-Securities_69843.html
May 18, 2015
Frutarom Industries (Herzliya, Israel), a leading global flavors and specialty fine ingredients firm, announced on Sunday that it has signed an agreement to acquire 95% of the shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Frutarom-acquires-flavors-producer-in-Canada-its-fifth-acquisition-this-year_70452.html
May 18, 2015
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul), at end of April  closed the acquisition of two petrochemical companies, Samsung Total Petrochemicals and Samsung General Chemicals. The two companies, now...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Hanwha-Chemical-becomes-Koreas-top-petchems-group-and-among-world-leaders_70151.html
May 15, 2015
Speculation is growing that Monsanto could soon return with a sweetened offer for Syngenta after lining up buyers for large parts of Syngenta’s seeds business, especially in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Reports-Monsanto-seeks-buyers-for-Syngentas-US-seeds-business-to-meet-antitrust-concerns_70432.html
May 14, 2015
Williams (Tulsa, OK) is to acquire Williams Partners in an all-stock-for-unit transaction valued at $13.8 billion. The two companies expect the deal to close in the fall of 2015 after regulatory and shareholder approval. Williams Partners will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Williams-Williams-Partners-to-merge-in-$13-8-billion-deal_70410.html
May 12, 2015
Airgas today announced that it has acquired the assets and operations of Valley Air Supply (Muscle Shoals, AL), an industrial gas and welding supply distributor that generated more...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Airgas-acquires-Valley-Air-Supply_70335.html
May 11, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) announced today that it has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in specialties distributor M.F. Cachat (Cleveland), including 100% of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Distributor-IMCD-makes-first-acquisition-in-US-issues-new-shares_70304.html
May 11, 2015
BASF and Lanxess said on Monday that they have signed an agreement for BASF to purchase the latter company's polyisobutene business, consisting mainly of intellectual property, for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-acquires-Lanxesss-new-technology-to-produce-polyisobutylene_70290.html
May 11, 2015
Pharmaceuticals and chemicals producer Novacap (Lyon, France) has acquired private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe's majority stake in CU Chemie Uetikon (Lahr, Germany) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Novacap-acquires-Germany-based-producer-of-pharma-ingredients_70303.html
May 8, 2015
Following its binding offer, Imerys (Paris) has entered into exclusive negotiations with Solvay to acquire its precipitated calcium carbonates (PCC) division, comprising four plants in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Imerys-to-acquire-Solvays-precipitated-calcium-carbonates-business_70251.html
May 8, 2015
Syngenta (Basel) on Friday rejected an offer from Monsanto to buy the Swiss-based pesticides and seeds group for just over $45 billion. The company says that the unsolicited offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Syngenta-rejects-$45-billion-takeover-offer-from-Monsanto_70244.html
May 7, 2015
BASF and Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) today announced that Siegfried will acquire BASF’s custom synthesis business and parts of its active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Siegfried-to-buy-certain-pharma-ingredients-businesses-from-BASF-for-&euro270-million_70155.html
May 6, 2015
Dow Chemical said on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical’s share in Univation Technologies (Houston), previously an equally owned joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-Chemical-completes-acquisition-of-Univation-Technologies_70150.html
May 5, 2015
Cellulosic sugar firm Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) says it has acquired Mascoma’s 56,000 sq. biomass feedstock preparation facility at Rome, NY for an undisclosed sum. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Renmatix-acquires-Mascoma-facility_70073.html
May 4, 2015
AkzoNobel said today that it has finalized the €153-million ($170.4 million) divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/AkzoNobel-completes-divesting-paper-chemicals-business-to-Kemira_70053.html
May 3, 2015
Titanium ore miner Kenmare Resources (Dublin) says it is talks with Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia), on a watered-down offer valuing the Irish company at about £189 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Iluka-makes-lower-offer-to-acquire-titanium-ore-miner-Kenmare-Resources_70043.html
May 1, 2015
Boulevard Acquisition (New York), a public investment vehicle formed by Avenue Capital, announced today that it has reached a deal to acquire Dow' Chemical's AgroFresh business, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-agrees-to-sell-AgroFresh-to-investment-firm-for-$879-million_69975.html
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