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July 17, 2014
GTS Chemical Holding, a specialty chemicals producer and the largest manufacturer of ammonium sulfite in China, today announced its intention to proceed with a fundraising and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Chinese-specialty-chemicals-firm-plans-to-list-in-London_62506.html
July 16, 2014
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS) has completed the acquisition of propylene-maker PetroLogistics (Houston, TX). Flint Hills says the $2.1 billion transaction is its largest ever and its first in the chemical space since the purchase of Huntsman’s U.S. commodity chemical business in 2007....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Flint-Hills-completes-$2-1-billion-acquisition-of-PetroLogistics_62481.html
July 16, 2014
Evonik Industries said today that it has closed on an equity investment in Biosynthetic Technologies (BT; Irvine, CA), a specialist in biobased lubricants. BT has developed and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Evonik-invests-in-biobased-lubricants-start-up-Biosynthetic-Technologies_62476.html
July 15, 2014
Stepan says it has acquired a sulfonation production plant in Bahia, Brazil from Procter & Gamble (P&G), for an undisclosed sum. The plant, in the country’s northeast...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Stepan-acquires-Brazil-sulfonation-plant-from-P-and-G_62472.html
July 15, 2014
Albemarle has reached an agreement to acquire Rockwood Holdings, a leading producer of lithium and surface treatment chemicals, for $6.2 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Albemarle-to-buy-Rockwood-for-$6-2-billion_62458.html
July 14, 2014
Kyowa Hakko Kirin’s (KHK; Tokyo) subsidiary ProStrakan Group (Galashiels, UK) has agreed with Novo to purchase the entire share capital of Archimedes Pharma (Reading, UK) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Kyowa-Hakko-Kirin-subsidiary-to-acquire-Archimedes-Pharma_62434.html
July 14, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden) a leading polymers group with strong global market positions in advanced polymer compounding, has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Kardoes...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Hexpol-acquires-US-rubber-compounder-Kardoes-Rubber_62439.html
July 11, 2014
The Japanese food ingredients group Ajinomoto is examining buying German rival Symrise (Holzminden), according to the German investment newsletter Platow Brief. The newsletter says...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ajinomoto-eyeing-flavors-and-fragrances-rival-Symrise_62416.html
July 11, 2014
CCP Composites (Courbevoie, France), a Total subsidiary specialized in composite resins; and Polynt Group (Scanzorosciate, Italy) plan to combine in a deal that would create an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Private-equity-backed-Polynt-offers-to-buy-Totals-CCP-Composites_62413.html
July 11, 2014
DSM announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Aland HK Holding, a Hong Kong–based company producing vitamin C in mainland China. DSM had announced in April that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/DSM-agrees-to-acquire-Chinese-vitamin-C-producer-Aland_62410.html
July 11, 2014
BASF today provided more information on its asset swap deal with Alpek, which was announced on Thursday. Alpek and BASF have signed agreements covering the expandable polystyrene (EPS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Alpek-to-acquire-large-part-of-BASFs-EPS-business-BASF-to-buy-Polioless-PU-operations-Update_62393.html
July 10, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) today announced that it is acquiring Wild Flavors GmbH (Zug, Switzerland), for an enterprise value of approximately €2.3 billion ($3.13 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Archer-Daniels-Midland-to-buy-Wild-Flavors-for-$3-billion_62266.html
July 10, 2014
Private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Riverstone have signed a definitive agreement to merge the assets held by the KKR's natural resources subsidiary with the assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Private-equity-firms-merge-oil-and-gas-assets-form-largest-operator-in-the-Barnett-Shale_62388.html
July 10, 2014
CW has learned that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemicals company, is seeking to buy its partner Perstorp out of their polyurethanes (PUs) joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PTT-Global-Chemical-to-buy-Perstorp-out-of-Vencorex-PUs-JV_62389.html
July 9, 2014
Salix Pharmaceuticals (Raleigh, NC) and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals (Lainate, Italy) have announced a definitive merger agreement under which Salix, a pharma company specializing in drugs...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Salix-Pharmaceuticals-and-Cosmo-Tech-to-merge_62362.html
July 9, 2014
Aalberts Industries (Langbroek, Netherlands) says it has reached an agreement with the major shareholders of Impreglon (Lüneburg, Germany) and has decided to make a public offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Aalberts-offers-to-buy-Impreglon-to-strengthen-surface-treatment-position_62358.html
July 8, 2014
Air Liquide has acquired Seprodom, a home health-care firm specialized in the monitoring of patients with chronic diseases in the French overseas territories of Reunion, Mayotte...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Air-Liquide-acquires-home-health-care-provider_62348.html
July 7, 2014
RPM International today announced that its Rust-Oleum specialty cleaners group has acquired Krud Kutter (Cumming, GA), a producer of cleaners and removers for residential, commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/RPM-acquires-specialty-cleaner-maker-Krud-Kutter_62271.html
July 7, 2014

PetroLogistics (Houston) says the deadline for terminating its merger agreement with Flint Hills Resources to pursue alternative proposals from third parties passed on 7 July. Flint Hills, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, agreed in late May to acquire the propylene maker for $2.1 billion.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PetroLogistics-Flint-Hills-merger-firms-up_62270.html
July 7, 2014
Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Copenhagen), a world-leading producer of active pharma ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms, today announced it has acquired Fresenius Kabi’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Xellia-expands-into-the-US-by-acquiring-manufacturing-plant_62269.html
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