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February 17, 2015
Blank-check firm Platform Specialty Products (Miami) today closed the acquisition of agchems company Arysta LifeScience (Dublin) from private equity firm Permira (London) for $3.51...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Platform-closes-Arysta-LifeScience-acquisition_67837.html
February 17, 2015
Rentech Nitrogen Partners’ board says it has retained Morgan Stanley (New York), an investment bank, in an effort to consider “strategic alternatives” for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Rentech-Nitrogen-retains-bank-to-explore-strategic-alternatives_67835.html
February 16, 2015
Bayer is planning to reorganize its life science businesses, which include its health-care and crop science businesses, in anticipation of the separation of Bayer MaterialScience...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-to-reorganize-life-sciences-businesses-after-BMS-separation_67783.html
February 16, 2015
OCI N.V. (Amsterdam) announced today that it has formally commenced proceedings to demerge the company’s engineering and construction business from its fertilizer and chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/OCI-NV-details-plans-to-demerge-fertilizers-from-construction-operations_67807.html
February 15, 2015
Fast-growing pharma group Cipla (Mumbai) has announced that it has agreed with existing partner Biopharm SPA to form a joint venture in Algeria. The jv will produce and market...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Cipla-to-form-jv-in-Algeria-acquires-majority-in-Jay-Precision-Pharma_67797.html
February 13, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners says the $5.90-billion merger of subsidiary Enterprise Products with Oiltanking Partners has been completed. Oiltanking shareholders approved the move on 13 February.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Enterprise-Products-Oiltanking-Partners-complete-$5-9-billion-merger_67782.html
February 12, 2015
Chemical distributor Ter Group (Hamburg) says that it has acquired Adiquímica, the Portuguese subsidiary of chemical distributor Grupo Adi (Barcelona). Ter Group has also...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Distributor-Ter-Group-buys-businesses-in-Portugal-Spain_67770.html
February 12, 2015
Private equity firm 3i Group says that it has received an offer from another private equity firm, Apax Partners, to buy 3i's majority stake in specialty chemicals distributor Azelis...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Private-equity-firm-3i-in-talks-to-sell-specialties-distributor-Azelis-to-another-private-equity-company_67754.html
February 11, 2015
Trian released a letter to DuPont shareholders restating its critique of the company’s performance. The letter notes that DuPont has consistently missed its financial targets in recent years, and that earnings have remained below 2011 levels over the last three years. “Had management met its financial targets since 2011, earnings per share would be 51% higher than it is today,” the letter says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Trian-files-proxy-with-DuPont-director-nominees-and-steps-up-management-criticism_67725.html
February 11, 2015
The board of directors of Grasim Industries has approved a proposed merger with Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) that would consolidate the Aditya Birla Group’s chlor-alkali business into Grasim....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Grasim-agrees-to-merger-with-Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-India_67724.html
February 11, 2015
Nonwovens producer Polymer Group (PGI; Charlotte, NC) has filed for an initial public offering with the US SEC. The timing and price of the offering were not disclosed in the filing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Blackstones-Polymer-Group-files-for-IPO_67736.html
February 10, 2015
Lanxess is said to be in separate talks with Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia) and Saudi Aramco to sell a minority stake in its rubber business, according to a Reuters...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Reports-Lanxess-in-talks-to-sells-a-minority-stake-in-synthetic-rubber-business_67683.html
February 9, 2015
Quinpario Acquisition 2, the new blank-check fund formed by former Solutia CEO Jeffry Quinn, is eyeing Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives & Sealants (South Bend, IN), in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Report-Quinn-firm-eyeing-Royal-Adhesives_67668.html
February 9, 2015
Solenis, the former Ashlad water treatment business, today completed the acquisition of tissue-and-towel chemicals maker Clearwater Specialties (Clarkston, WA). Financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Solenis-completes-Clearwater-Specialties-acquisition_67653.html
February 9, 2015
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (MRPL; Mangalore, India) has raised its stake in ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals (OMPL), a joint venture between Oil and Natural Gas Corp., (ONGC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mangalore-Refiney-ups-stake-in-ONGC-Mangalore-Petrochemicals_67666.html
February 9, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has been informed that Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) has submitted a request to the Swiss Takeover Board (Zurich) that the takeover board determine...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sikas-controlling-family-seeks-legal-ruling-that-Saint-Gobain-need-not-bid-for-stock-held-by-other-Sika-shareholders_67647.html
February 5, 2015
Pfizer and Hospira (Lake Forest, IL) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Hospira, the world’s leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Pfizer-to-acquire-Hospira-for-$17-billion_67537.html
February 4, 2015
Frutarom Industries, a leading player in the flavors and specialty fine ingredients industries, on Tuesday announced two acquisitions, one in Spain, the other in the United Kingdom...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Frutarom-acquires-companies-in-Spain-UK_67480.html
February 3, 2015
Tronox and FMC have confirmed reports that Tronox will acquire FMC’s alkali chemicals, or soda ash, business. Tronox has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Tronox-to-acquire-FMCs-soda-ash-business-for-$1-64-billion_67471.html
February 3, 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
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