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June 16, 2015
The merger of Dow Chemical's chlor-alkali business with Olin has cleared the 30-day waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, the companies say. "This important milestone marks progress toward the close of a seminal transaction maximizing return for both Dow and Olin shareholders and the advancement of Dow's targeted market participation and portfolio transformation strategies," says Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-Olin-chlor-alkali-merger-passes-HSR-review_71367.html
June 16, 2015
Novacap International (Lyon, France) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in CU Chemie Uetikon (Lahr, Germany) from private equity firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Novacap-completes-acquisition-of-Uetikon_71365.html
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/MBAC-receives-proposals-as-part-of-a-review-to-address-liquidity-problems_71363.html
June 15, 2015
Huber Engineered Materials, a division of JM Huber, says that it has acquired the Safire nitrogen and phosphorus halogen-free fire-retardant technology from Floridienne Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Huber-acquires-flame-retardant-technology-from-Belgian-firm_71332.html
June 12, 2015
Hess Corp. (New York) has agreed to sell a 50% interest in its Bakken midstream assets to Global Infrastructure Partners (New York) for $2.675 billion in cash to create a new joint venture, Hess Infrastructure Partners. Hess expects the deal to be completed early in the third quarter of 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Hess-sells-50-percent-interest-in-Bakken-midstream-assets_71234.html
June 12, 2015
Pacific Ethanol (Sacramento) and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings (Pekin, IL) have announced that their respective stockholders approved the proposed merger of the two companies, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Shareholders-of-Pacific-Ethanol-Aventine-clear-merger_71229.html
June 11, 2015

Williams Partners (Tulsa, OK) says that it has completed the acquisition of an additional 13% equity interest in Utica East Ohio Midstream from EV Energy Partners for $357 million. Williams Partners now owns a 62% interest in the company, which operates natural gas gathering, processing, fractionation, and storage assets.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Williams-Partners-increases-interest-in-Utica-East-Ohio-Midstream-to-62-percent_71201.html
June 11, 2015
Wacker Chemie (Munich), the current owner of Siltronic AG, and Siltronic, together with the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, set the placement price of the Siltronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Siltronic-shares-start-trading-today-Wacker-to-retain-majority-stake_71165.html
June 10, 2015
Westlake Chemical (Houston) has acquired Ineos ChlorVinyls Holdings’ 35.7% interest in Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co. (SHPC), a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and fabrication joint venture located near Shanghai. Westlake says the move increases its share of Huasu to 95%....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Westlake-increases-share-of-China-PVC-JV-to-95-percent_70893.html
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Apollo-to-acquire-OM-Group-for-$1-03-billion-sell-some-segments-to-Platform_70874.html
June 9, 2015
The European Commission on Tuesday approved International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)'s proposed acquisition of a group of chlorovinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/EU-clears-Solvay-and-Ineos-Inovyn-JV-acquisition-of-some-Ineos-assets-by-ICIG_71103.html
June 8, 2015
Koda Distribution today announced it has acquired Colonial Specialty Chemicals (CSC; Conshohocken, PA), a metalworking and industrial lubricants distributor, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Koda-acquires-US-lubricants-distributor_71079.html
June 8, 2015
BASF says that it has signed a contract to sell its worldwide paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys (Paris). BASF announced plans last September to evaluate options for its PHK...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-signs-contract-to-sell-kaolin-business-to-Imerys_71076.html
June 8, 2015
Distributor Univar today announced it is launching an initial public offering (IPO), along with a concurrent private placement to Temasek Holdings (Singapore), the sovereign wealth...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Univar-aims-to-raise-$739-million-in-IPO-stake-sale_71077.html
June 8, 2015
Syngenta has rebuffed a second, virtually unchanged takeover approach by Monsanto. The latest proposals, outlined by Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant in a letter sent on 6 June, are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Syngenta-rebuffs-second-unchanged-Monsanto-approach-with-a-breakup-fee_71058.html
June 8, 2015
Evonik Industries said on Monday that it has completed the acquisition of Monarch Catalyst (Dombivli, India). Evonik announced plans to acquire Monarch Catalyst in March, subject to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Evonik-Industries-completes-acquisition-of-Monarch-Catalyst-in-India_71056.html
June 5, 2015
Canexus (Calgary, AB) says it has agreed to sell its North American Terminal Operations (NATO) in Bruderheim, AB, to Cenovus Energy for $75 million, which Canexus will use to pay down bank debt. The company expects to close the deal on 31 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Canexus-sells-North-American-Terminal-Ops-to-Cenovus-Energy-for-$75-million_71022.html
June 5, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) said on Friday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Flavor Infusion (Laguna Beach, CA), a specialist supplier to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Symrise-acquires-California-based-Flavor-Infusion_71032.html
June 4, 2015
Omnova Solutions (Beachwood, OH) has acquired New Fluid Solutions (Houston), a producer of oil and gas drilling fluid additives and other products for $5 million, plus up to $2 million more over the next two years depending on performance. The transaction includes New Fluid Solutions' full line of drilling fluid additives and a blending facility, warehouse and quality assurance/control laboratory in Stafford, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Omnova-acquires-oilfield-chemicals-maker_71018.html
June 4, 2015
A bidding war may develop for Syngenta, the leading global agricultural chemicals producer. Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter, said in an exclusive report that BASF is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bidding-war-for-Syngenta_70990.html
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