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December 15, 2015
Ashland has agreed to acquire OCH International (Portland, OR), which operates and franchises a total of 89 quick-lube stores across six US states. The acquisition is expected to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ashland-to-acquire-quick-lube-franchise-in-the-US-in-preparation-for-Valvoline-spin-out_75839.html
December 15, 2015
An Ineos subsidiary is to acquire 100% of the shares of Befesa Valorización de Azufre (BVA; Bilbao, Spain), a regional producer of sulfuric acid and oleum. The completion of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ineos-to-acquire-sulfuric-acid-producer-in-Spain_75837.html
December 16, 2015
Daniel Loeb, founder and CEO of activist hedge fund Third Point (New York), sent a private letter over the weekend to Dow Chemical’s board calling for the removal of Dow CEO Andrew Liveris. Loeb’s letter argues that Liveris should not have a role in the combined company, of which he would be executive chairman, after Dow merges with DuPont, according to multiple reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Third-Points-CEO-wants-removal-of-Dow-CEO-following-Dow-DuPont-deal-update_75819.html
December 14, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it is acquiring Wiberg (Salzburg, Austria) for $130.4 million. Wiberg is a producer of savory flavors with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Frutarom-makes-yet-another-acquisition_75824.html
December 14, 2015
SK Capital (New York) says it will sell radiopharmaceuticals firm IBA Molecular to CapVest Partners (London), another private equity firm, for an undisclosed sum. IBA Molecular...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/SK-Capital-to-sell-IBA-Molecular-to-another-private-equity-firm_75822.html
December 14, 2015
Shell announced on Monday that it expects an overall potential reduction of approximately 2,800 jobs globally, or approximately 3% of its total combined group workforce, once the $70-billion takeover of BG Group (Reading, UK) is completed....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Shell-to-cut-2800-more-jobs-after-BG-Group-takeover_75821.html
December 14, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) on Monday announced that it has acquired Ormet Circuits (San Diego), a company that designs, manufactures, and sells sintering, electrically conductive...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-acquires-Ormet-Circuits_75816.html
December 11, 2015
Dow Chemical has announced that it will become the 100% owner of Dow Corning, which is currently a 50-50 joint venture with Corning. As part of the deal, Corning will receive $4.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-Chemical-to-assume-full-ownership-of-Dow-Corning_75798.html
December 11, 2015
Zuari Agro Chemicals (Goa, India) on Friday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has acquired the 50% stake of Rotem Amfert Negev (Beer Sheva, Israel), a subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Zuari-Agro-Chemicals-buys-out-ICL-subsidiary-in-fertilizer-JV-in-India_75795.html
December 10, 2015
Brenntag says it has agreed to acquire specialties distributor Plastichem (Kempton Park, South Africa). The transaction, terms of which have not been disclosed, is expected to close in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Brenntag-acquires-specialties-distributor-in-South-Africa_75765.html
December 10, 2015
BASF Corp. and Gabriel Performance Products (Ashtabula, OH) have finalized a transaction transferring the Versamid trademark to Gabriel, and exclusively licensing the polyamide curing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-sells-Versamid-polyamide-curing-agents-trademark-to-Gabriel_75735.html
December 10, 2015
The flurry of year-end deal-making in the chemical industry continues. Reports on Wednesday claimed that China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) will announce a 43.5-billion Swiss...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Reports-ChemChina-readying-new-$44-billion-bid-for-Syngenta_75736.html
December 10, 2015
OCI (Seoul) says that it has agreed to sell OCI Materials, a subsidiary that manufactures specialty gas, to SK group (Seoul). OCI Materials was formed in 1982 and it was listed on...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/OCI-sells-specialty-gas-stake-to-SK-group_75737.html
December 10, 2015
Oiltanking (Hamburg) says it has agreed to acquire an unspecified stake in Galana Mozambique, the tank storage subsidiary of refined-products trading and logistics company Galana Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Oiltanking-buys-stake-in-Mozambique-tank-terminal-projects-agrees-on-feedstock-storage-deal-with-Ineos-in-Europe_75732.html
December 9, 2015
PolyOne on Wednesday announced it has acquired Magenta Master Fibers, a maker of solid color concentrates for fiber applications, from BASF for $22 million. The deal is expected to add...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PolyOne-acquires-Magenta-Master-Fibers-from-BASF_75719.html
December 9, 2015
Solvay said on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of Cytec and will immediately begin integrating Cytec's businesses to deliver cost synergies and capture significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Solvay-completes-Cytec-acquisition-launches-integration-plans_75718.html
December 9, 2015
Anglo American (London), one of the world’s largest mining businesses with operations across southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe, on Tuesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Anglo-American-to-restructure-cut-jobs-sell-phosphate-business_75713.html
December 9, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has acquired Hong Kong-based companies Inventive Technology and Prowin International, collectively...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Frutarom-acquires-Hong-Kong-based-flavors-company_75710.html
December 9, 2015
Kemira says that it has acquired certain assets of Polymer Services (Plainville, KS), a privately owned company. Polymer Services focuses on field application of polymer gel treatments...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Kemira-acquires-Kansas-based-Polymer-Services_75708.html
December 9, 2015
The deal would be followed by a three-way breakup of the combined company, the report said. Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris would be executive chairman of combined company; DuPont CEO Edward Breen will keep his title. The companies could announce a merger in the coming days, sources told the Journal....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-Chemical-and-DuPont-are-in-advanced-merger-talks-WSJ-says-UPDATED_75705.html
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