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September 23, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) and CF Industries (Deerfield, IL), the world’s largest and second-largest manufacturers of nitrogen fertilizers, respectively, said today that they are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/CF-Industries-and-Yara-International-in-talks-to-form-the-worlds-largest-fertilizer-producer_63939.html
September 22, 2014
Mexichem’s $630-million acquisition of high-density polyethylene pipe maker Dura-Line has closed, says investment bank Lincoln International (Chicago), which advised Dura-Line on...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mexichems-acquisition-of-HDPE-pipe-maker-closes_63926.html
September 22, 2014
Bayer has appointed the Rothschild investment bank to advise on its plans to separate and list Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-appoints-Rothschild-as-advisor-on-MaterialScience-listing_63924.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_63918.html
September 22, 2014
Ferro says that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two minority owners and founders, Gianfranco Padovani and Sergio Zannoni, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ferro-to-acquire-Italian-tile-coatings-manufacturer-Vetriceramici_63917.html
September 19, 2014
Bayer today announced plans to separate Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates unit, and float it on the stock exchange as an independent company within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-to-float-Bayer-MaterialScience-on-the-stock-exchange-as-an-independent-company_63882.html
September 19, 2014
Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris). Arkema’s offer values Bostik at €1.74 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Arkema-offers-to-acquire-Totals-adhesives-subsidiary-Bostik-for-&euro1-74-billion_63898.html
September 17, 2014
CIS Acquisition (Moscow), a publicly traded investment vehicle, says it is acquiring a majority stake in Delta Technology Holdings (Hong Kong), a fine and specialty chemicals maker...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Investment-firm-CIS-Acquisition-to-acquire-Chinas-Delta-Technology-Holdings_63876.html
September 15, 2014
The West Bengal government has decided to sell its share in Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata) to the Chatterjee Group, the original promoters of HPL, local reports say. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/West-Bengal-government-sells-stake-in-Haldia-Petrochemicals-to-the-Chatterjee-Group_63819.html
September 11, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5 billion in 2007. Terms of the latest deal, expected to close by early 2015, were not immediately available....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/CCMP-returns-to-acquire-47-percent-stake-in-PQ-from-Carlyle_63760.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 10, 2014
Albemarle’s $6.2-billion acquisition of Rockwood has cleared the mandatory waiting period under the US’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Albemarle says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Albemarle-Rockwood-deal-clears-US-regulatory-hurdle_63716.html
September 10, 2014
Engineering & construction firm WorleyParsons has agreed to acquire MTG (Houston), a management consulting firm in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and chemicals industries with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/WorleyParsons-acquires-management-consulting-firm-MTG_63701.html
September 9, 2014
FMC says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire crop protection company Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark), for about 10.5 billion Danish kroner ($1.82 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/FMC-to-acquire-Danish-crop-protection-firm-Cheminova-for-$1-8-billion-update_63656.html
September 8, 2014
Evonik Industries today said that it has signed a contract with Rhine-Ruhr, a group of several municipal utility companies in Germany’s Ruhr region, to divest its remaining 49%...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Evonik-sells-remaining-stake-in-energy-group-Steag_63529.html
September 8, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals producer, has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it is raising the stake in Vencorex, its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PTT-Global-Chemical-raises-stake-in-Vencorex-PU-JV-with-Perstorp_63526.html
September 8, 2014
Ecolab has acquired the chemicals segment – including water treatment, car top dust control, and freeze conditioning chemicals – of AKJ Industries (Fort Myers, FL). AKJ...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ecolab-acquires-chemicals-segment-of-AKJ-Industries_63613.html
September 8, 2014
Buse Gastek (Bad Hönningen, Germany) is merging its carbon dioxide (CO2) division engaged in production and recovery, plant construction, and dry ice technology with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Asco-Carbon-Dioxide-and-Buse-Gastek-form-CO2-process-and-dry-ice-technology-joint-venture_63593.html
September 8, 2014
Bemis (Neenah, WI) announced today that it has agreed to sell its pressure-sensitive materials business, Mactac, to private equity firm Platinum Equity (Beverly Hills, CA) for $170...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bemis-sells-adhesives-business-to-private-equity-firm_63660.html
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