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October 23, 2014
Private equity firms are mulling possible offers for Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the German life science company’s major polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Report-Private-equity-firms-eyeing-Bayer-MaterialScience_64694.html
October 22, 2014
AkzoNobel today announced a €5 million ($6.3 million) divestment of its 50% share in Eka Synthomer, to Synthomer. The divestment follows a strategic review of businesses within...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/AkzoNobel-sells-stake-in-Eka-Synthomer-to-partner-exits-paper-chemicals_64674.html
October 21, 2014
OCI (Seoul) said today that it is to sell its entire stake in the OCI-SNF (Seoul) joint venture for 95.7 billion South Korean won ($89.9 million). OCI-SNF produces and markets water...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/OCI-to-sell-stake-in-water-treatment-chemicals-producer-OCI-SNF_64520.html
October 21, 2014
BASF says that it has agreed to sell its global textile chemicals business to Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and emulsions...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-to-sell-global-textile-chemicals-business-to-Archroma_64543.html
October 21, 2014
Private equity firm Hannover Finanz Group (Hannover, Germany) has agreed to acquire a 28.6% stake in family-controlled plastics and specialty chemicals distributor Biesterfeld...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Private-equity-firm-buys-stake-in-distributor-Biesterfeld_64654.html
October 21, 2014
Shire (Dublin) says that its board has agreed with AbbVie (Chicago) to terminate their previously announced agreement for the acquisition of Shire. AbbVie announced in July that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/AbbVie-and-Shire-terminate-$51-billion-deal_64632.html
October 20, 2014
Celanese has acquired Cool Polymers (North Kingstown, RI), a compounder of conductive polymers. Celanese says the acquisition will expand its position in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), thermal management and electrical conductivity. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Celanese-acquires-Cool-Polymers_64621.html
October 20, 2014
PPG says it has agreed to acquire Westmoreland Supply (Greensburg, PA), an owner of 12 paint stores in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PPG-to-acquire-paint-distributor-Westmoreland-Supply_64611.html
October 20, 2014
Platform Specialty Products has agreed to acquire Arysta LifeScience, a maker of agrochemical and biological products, from private equity firm Permira for approximately $3.51 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Platform-to-acquire-Arysta-for-$3-5-billion_64606.html
October 17, 2014
Chesapeake Energy (Oklahoma City) says it has agreed to sell assets in the southern Marcellus Shale and a portion of the eastern Utica Shale to Southwestern Energy (Houston) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Southwestern-Energy-to-buy-Marcellus-Utica-Shale-assets-from-Chesapeake-for-$5-4-billion_64576.html
October 16, 2014
“Although we identified very significant operational and structural synergies, we were ultimately unable to agree on terms of a transaction that met the requirements of all our respective shareholders,” says Tony Will, CF president and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/CF-and-Yara-end-merger-talks_64570.html
October 16, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it has acquired ISO Paint Nordic (Lunderskov, Denmark). ISO Paint Nordic is a family-owned business that was established in 1999...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Tikkurila-to-acquire-ISO-Paint-Nordic-specialist-in-energy-efficient-coatings_64550.html
October 15, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Chicago) has signed an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc. (SCI; Fargo, ND) for $170 million, subject to postclosing adjustments. SCI works...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/ADM-to-acquire-specialty-ingredients-firm-for-$170-million_64519.html
October 14, 2014
FMC has signed unsecured credit agreements that will provide access to as much as $3.5 billion to help fund its $1.8-billion acquisition of agricultural chemicals maker Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark). FMC’s acquistion of Cheminova is expected to close in early 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/FMC-completes-credit-agreements-for-$3-5-billion-to-fund-Cheminova-purchase_64497.html
October 13, 2014
PPG Industries (PPG) says Mexico's competition commission is extending the deadline for its review of PPG's proposed s $2.3-billion acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mexico-antitrust-commission-extends-review-of-PPGs-proposed-acquisition-of-Comex_64477.html
October 13, 2014
Targa Resources (Houston) has agreed to acquire midstream firm Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy for $7.7 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015, will substantially expand Targa’s capacity to produce and deliver natural gas liquids (NGLs), the feedstock that has transformed the fortunes of US ethylene producers....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Targa-to-buy-Atlas-Pipeline-for-$7-7-billion_64476.html
October 10, 2014
Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd. (MHTL), one of the largest global methanol players, is now 100% owned by Consolidated Energy Ltd (CEL), a Trinidad holding company that combines the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Methanol-Holding-Trinidad-has-new-ownership-structure_64455.html
October 10, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod), a leading Russian producer of fertilizers,has clarified reports about its discussions with India. Acron's chairman, Alexandr Popov told the Russian news...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/India-eyeing-stake-in-Acrons-potash-project-Update_64365.html
October 9, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Geismar, LA) has agreed to buy Ashland's styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) elastomers business. The terms of the deal, which is expected to close by December 31, were not disclosed. "This decision fits Ashland's well-established strategy of divesting non-core assets and reinvesting in higher-margin, specialty chemical businesses where we see attractive growth opportunities," says James J. O'Brien, Ashland chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Lion-Copolymer-to-acquire-Ashlands-SBR-elastomers-business_64367.html
October 8, 2014
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has completed the $295-million acquisition of Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline, which owns the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system. The pipeline will be operated by Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream (BLM), a subsidiary....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Boardwalk-completes-acquisition-of-Evangeline-ethylene-pipeline_64355.html
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