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December 11, 2013
Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL) has completed the acquisition of Lucent Polymers (Evansville, IN, a producer of engineered compounds, the company announced on 9 December. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Citadel-acquires-Lucent-Polymers-seventh-deal-since-2007_57245.html
December 10, 2013
Elekeiroz (São Paulo) has acquired an oxo gas plant that supplies its facility in Camaçari, Brazil, from Air Products. Elekeiroz, a producer of plasticizers, announced the move on 10 December. The deal includes the transfer of the plant’s employees and the purchase of equipment to adapt the plant’s product mix. Including the cost of integration, Elekeiroz values the investment at 70 million reais ($30 million)....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Elekeiroz-acquires-Air-Products-oxo-gas-plant-in-Brazil-updated_57225.html
December 9, 2013
Methes Energies (Las Vegas) has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of OTC Energy Technologies (OTC; Burlington, ON), including all of OTC's technologies and knowhow...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Methes-Energies-acquires-biomass-to-syngas-technology-assets_57201.html
December 9, 2013
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has purchased Flowchem (Waller, TX), a maker of specialty chemicals for pipelines, for an undisclosed sum. The company makes drag...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Arsenal-Capital-buys-pipeline-chemicals-firm_57203.html
December 9, 2013
Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Muscat), which is owned by the government of Oman, says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) from private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Oman-Oil-completes-acquisition-of-Oxea_57191.html
December 6, 2013
Private equity firm The Jordan Co. (TJC; New York) has put Haas Group International (West Chester, PA) up for sale, according to a Reuters report. An eventual deal could value Haas at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Report-Private-equity-firm-TJC-to-sell-Haas-Group_57175.html
December 6, 2013
Nestlé has announced plans to sell its 10% stake in Givaudan via a private placement to investors. The placement is being managed by Goldman Sachs. The stake is valued...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Nestle-to-sell-its-10-percent-stake-in-Givaudan_57172.html
December 6, 2013
Moberg Pharma (Stockholm) announced today that it has signed a deal to acquire three well-established OTC brands in the United States from Bayer HealthCare for 32 million Swedish...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Moberg-Pharma-acquires-three-OTC-brands-in-the-US-from-Bayer-HealthCare_57164.html
December 5, 2013
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Aurora, OH), a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France), has finalized the acquisition of plastic packaging company LS Kunststofftechnologie...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Saint-Gobain-performance-plastics-unit-acquires-German-plastics-firm_57103.html
December 5, 2013
Canada Lithium (Toronto) and iodine producer Sirocco Mining (Vancouver) have agreed to merge, the companies announced on 4 December. The merger has already been approved by the respective boards of directors. Shareholders will be asked to vote on the deal in January....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Canada-Lithium-and-Sirocco-Mining-to-merge_57075.html
December 5, 2013
Merck KGaA has agreed to acquire AZ Electronic Materials (AZ; Luxembourg) for about £1.6 billion ($2.6 billion). Merck is offering 403.5 pence/share of AZ in cash, valuing AZ at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-to-buy-AZ-Electronic-Materials-for-$2-6-billion_57096.html
December 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it signed a contract with Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo-Oevel), a subsidiary of Kaneka Corp., to sell its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business. BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-to-sell-PVC-modifier-business-to-Kaneka-Belgium_57104.html
December 5, 2013
Bayer CropScience announced today that it entered into an agreement to purchase the start-up company FN Semillas (Buenos Aires). FN Semillas specializes in breeding, production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-CropScience-to-acquire-start-up-seeds-company-in-Argentina_57102.html
December 4, 2013
Sahara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin "confirmatory due...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sahara-Petrochemical-and-Sipchem-sign-MOU-for-proposed-merger_57093.html
December 4, 2013
Sulphuric chemicals maker Chemtrade (Toronto) says it has acquired General Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) from private equity firm American Securities (New York) for $860 million. General...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Chemtrade-acquires-General-Chemical-from-private-equity-firm_57074.html
December 4, 2013
Several companies have emerged as potential buyers of Novartis’s animal health business, according to press reports. Novartis’s CEO, Joe Jimenez, said last month that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Companies-eyeing-Novartiss-animal-health-business_57072.html
December 4, 2013
Solvay said today that it has decided to classify its chlorovinyls activities as assets for sale and discontinued operations as of the third quarter. The move follows the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Solvay-classifies-chlorovinyls-operations-as-assets-for-sale_57068.html
December 3, 2013
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has completed its acquisition of Chemical Specialists Development (CSD; Conroe, TX), also known as Startex Chemical. The acquisition will help the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Nexeo-Solutions-completes-CSD-acquisition_57050.html
December 3, 2013
Makhteshim Agan, the world leader in branded, off-patent crop protection solutions, announced today that it has acquired Agrovita, a distributor of crop protection products in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Makhteshim-Agan-acquires-Slovak-agchems-distributor-Agrovita_57041.html
December 2, 2013
Dow Chemical is carving out a $5-billion chunk of its chlorine value chain for disposal as part of the company’s long-term shift to higher-margin, noncyclical activities, Dow announced on 2 December. Over 40 manufacturing facilities at 11 sites and nearly 2,000 employees will be affected. The assets are to be split into three units: epoxy, chlorinated organics, and North American chlor-alkali and vinyl....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-carves-out-$5-billion-in-chlor-alkali-and-epoxy-assets-for-disposal_57029.html
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