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May 1, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its performance products business has acquired Auxquimia (Mieres, Spain), a company that produces firefighting foams and fire...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/ICL-acquires-Spanish-producer-of-fire-fighting-chemicals_60715.html
April 30, 2014
Bayer has declined to comment on a Reuters report that the company plans to swap its animal health business for Merck & Co’s consumer health operations. Reuters’ ...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-to-swap-animal-health-for-Mercks-consumer-care-business-Update_60690.html
April 30, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) announced today that it has received the final clearance from the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) to acquire AZ Electronic Materials (AZ...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/China-clears-Merck-KGaAs-acquisition-of-AZ-Electronic-Materials_60705.html
April 29, 2014
Arle Capital (London), a private equity firm spun out of Candover Investments (London) in 2010, is to acquire Innovia (Wigton, UK), a manufacturer of specialty films for labels...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Arle-Capital-to-acquire-supplier-of-polymer-for-new-UK-banknotes_60653.html
April 28, 2014
In the latest wave of M&A frenzy in the pharma industry, Meda (Solna, Sweden) today rejected a revised bid offer by Mylan, the largest generic-drug company in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Swedish-drugmaker-Meda-rejects-Mylans-bid-offer_60634.html
April 28, 2014
Penrice Soda, the troubled Australian sodium bicarbonate and lime producer, will continue to operate in voluntary administration while efforts continue to seek buyers for the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Administrators-seek-buyers-for-Penrice-Soda-assets_60627.html
April 28, 2014
Pfizer said today that it approached AstraZeneca on Saturday seeking to renew discussions, which could lead to the merger of the two companies. The news follows an initial approach by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Pfizer-confirms-interest-in-AstraZeneca-will-hold-investor-call-today_60625.html
April 24, 2014
Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals (Pune, India), which now holds a 25.3% stake in Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers (MCFL; Mangalore, India), is making an open offer to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Battle-looms-for-control-of-Mangalore-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers_60522.html
April 22, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced a major, three-part transaction with Novartis involving its consumer health-care, vaccines, and oncology businesses. GSK and Novartis, as part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Glaxo-and-Novartis-announce-major-three-part-business-transaction_60460.html
April 22, 2014
Permira, a European private equity firm, today announced that a company owned by Permira funds has entered into an agreement to acquire CABB International (Sulzbach, Germany), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Permira-to-acquire-fine-chemicals-producer-CABB-Group-from-Bridgepoint_60453.html
April 22, 2014
UK press over the weekend said that Pfizer has made initial approaches to acquire AstraZeneca for £60 billion ($101 billion) in the world’s largest pharma acquisition. Both...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Pfizer-eyes-AstraZeneca-for-a-reported-$100-billion_60445.html
April 21, 2014
Platform Specialty Products (PSP; Waterbury, CT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chemtura's pesticides business for $1 billion. The price consists of $950...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Platform-acquires-Chemturas-pesticides-business-for-$1-billion_60358.html
April 16, 2014
SI Group (Schenectady, NY) has agreed to acquire the antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses of Albemarle for an undisclosed amount of cash. The deal includes manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/SI-Group-to-acquire-Albemarles-antioxidants-and-ibuprofen-business_60349.html
April 15, 2014
Mosaic agreed to acquire Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million. The price assumes the delivery of $150 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mosaic-acquires-ADMs-fertilizer-distribution-businesses-in-Brazil-and-Paraguay_60315.html
April 14, 2014

Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has agreed to acquire flavors and nutrition ingredients maker Diana Group (Vannes, France) from private equity firm Ardian (Paris) for €1.3 billion ($1.8 billion). The deal is expected to close in third-quarter 2014.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Symrise-to-acquire-Diana-Group-for-$1-8-billion_60284.html
April 14, 2014
Koppers has agreed to acquire the wood preservation and railroad services businesses of Osmose Holdings (Buffalo, NY) for $460 million. The price includes a tax election that is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Koppers-acquires-wood-treatment-railroad-businesses_60271.html
April 11, 2014
Koch Industries and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs have agreed to acquire printing inks maker Flint Group (Luxembourg) from CVC Capital Partners (London). Flint is the second-largest global producer of printing inks after DIC (Tokyo). Flint revenues for 2013 were €2.2 billion ($2.9 billion). Terms of the sale were not disclosed but sources say the price was close to Flint's 2013 revenues, $2.9 billion, and that the equity contribution of both Goldman and Koch will be roughly equal....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Goldman-Sachs-Koch-Industries-partner-to-acquire-Flint-Group-updated_60231.html
April 10, 2014
Sumitomo Corp. has acquired the fungicide Metominostrobin from Bayer CropScience's Japan subsidiary. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Metominostrobin is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sumitomo-Corp-acquires-Bayer-fungicide-product-line_60233.html
April 10, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it will acquire a 51% stake in Sasa Polyester Sanayi (Adana, Turkey), a leading polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer in Turkey...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Indorama-to-acquire-Turkish-firm-Sasa-Polyester-Sanayi_60225.html
April 10, 2014
Taghleef Industries (Dubai) says it has agreed to acquire Derprosa Film (Alcala la Real, Spain) from private equity firms 3i Group (London) and Baring (Madrid), and other minority...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dubais-Taghleef-Industries-to-acquire-BOPP-producer-in-Spain_60235.html
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