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January 7, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) and Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo), two of Japan’s major oil refiners and producers of petrochemicals, are in tie-up discussions, the companies have announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Idemitsu-Kosan-and-Showa-Shell-Sekiyu-in-tie-up-talks_66393.html
January 7, 2015
Shanghai Pret Composites says it plans to acquire Wellman Plastics Recycling (WPR; Johnsonville, SC) for $70.5 million in cash. WPR has two business units—engineering resins and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Chinese-firm-to-buy-Wellman-Plastics-Recycling-for-$71-million_66609.html
January 5, 2015
The Burkard-Schenker family, the largest shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland), has filed a lawsuit with the cantonal court of Zug, Switzerland, to force an extraordinary...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Report-Sika-majority-owner-files-lawsuit-to-push-through-sale-to-Saint-Gobain_66556.html
January 5, 2015
Solvay has completed the acquisition of Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem) polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business for $220 million, Solvay announced today. The deal was originally...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Solvay-completes-acquisition-of-CP-Chems-PPS-assets_66551.html
January 5, 2015
Novartis has announced it completed, on 1 January, divesting its animal health division to Eli Lilly for approximately $5.40 billion. The deal is part of a comprehensive set of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Novartis-completes-divestment-of-animal-health-business-to-Eli-Lilly-for-$5-4-billion_66540.html
January 5, 2015
SRF (Gurgaon), a leading Indian manufacturer of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, has acquired the global HFC-134a pharmaceutical propellant gases business of DuPont for $20...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Indian-firm-acquires-DuPonts-Dymel-pharma-grade-HFC-134a-business_66538.html
December 31, 2014
Pacific Ethanol (Sacramento) and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings (Pekin, IL) say they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pacific Ethanol will acquire all of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Pacific-Ethanol-and-Aventine-Renewable-Energy-to-merge_66519.html
December 31, 2014
The Office for the Protection of Competition (Prague), a government body, has approved Unipetrol's (Prague) previously announced plans to buy ENI (Rome) out of the companies'...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Czech-Republic-approves-Unipetrols-buyout-of-ENI-from-refining-JV_66516.html
December 30, 2014
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), says that it has signed a firm agreement for the previously announced divestment of some of the company's petrochemical production...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Versalis-signs-agreement-to-divest-petchem-assets-at-Sarroch-to-refining-firm_66495.html
December 29, 2014
Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), a BASF subsidiary, has sold its 15% stake in South Stream Transport to Gazprom (Moscow). BASF says that the purchase price reimburses the cash invested...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-sells-stake-in-canceled-gas-pipeline-to-Gazprom_66477.html
December 24, 2014
A group of 12 minority shareholders on Tuesday launched a last-ditch attempt to prevent the French group Saint-Gobain from buying the family-controlled Swiss building chemicals group...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sika-minority-holders-try-to-block-Saint-Gobain-takeover-as-family-seeks-to-oust-directors_66444.html
December 24, 2014
Energy majors Lukoil (Moscow) and Rosneft Petroleum Co. (Moscow) have signed a package of legally binding documents covering the sale by Lukoil of its interest in the National Oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Rosneft-buys-Lukoils-stake-in-Venezuela-focused-NOC-consortium_66453.html
December 24, 2014
Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a leading global consumer health and hygiene company, said that it has completed the demerger of its specialty pharmaceuticals business Indivior. Indivior...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Reckitt-Benckiser-completes-pharma-demerger_66446.html
December 23, 2014
H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Continental Products Limited (Nairobi), an industrial adhesives maker active in eastern and central Africa, for an undisclosed sum. Continental...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/H-B-Fuller-acquires-adhesives-firm-in-Africa_66435.html
December 23, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) today announced that Merck has obtained antitrust clearance from the US FTC for its previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-receives-US-antitrust-clearance-for-acquisition-of-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_66425.html
December 23, 2014
Procter & Gamble (P&G) said on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Camay and Zest soap brands along with transferring a manufacturing facility in Mexico to Unilever for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Procter-and-Gamble-sells-Camay-and-Zest-brands-to-Unilever_66421.html
December 23, 2014
Brenntag says that it has signed an agreement to acquire chemicals distributor Fred Holmberg & Co. (Malmö, Sweden). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Fred...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Brenntag-to-acquire-chemicals-distributor-in-Sweden_66413.html
December 22, 2014

In a 13-2 vote, the legislature of the US Virgin Islands has rejected an operating agreement proposed by Atlantic Basin Refining as part a deal to acquire the 355,000-bbl/day Hovensa refinery at Saint Croix, VI, from its current owners, PDVSA (Caracas) and Hess (New York).

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/US-Virgin-Islands-rejects-terms-of-Hovensa-sale_66399.html
December 22, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) plan to merge their polyurethane (PU) raw material businesses into a joint venture by 1 April 2015. Mitsui president and CEO Tsutomu Tannowa and SKC...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mitsui-Chemicals-SKC-to-merge-polyurethane-material-businesses_66382.html
December 21, 2014
Ferro Corp. said on Friday that it has completed the sale of the majority of the assets of its polymer additives business to Polymer Additives, Inc., a wholly owned portfolio company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ferro-completes-sale-of-polymer-additives-business_66379.html
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