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February 25, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) has raised its bid to acquire bentonite maker Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL) to $42.50/share from $42/share. The revised bid values Amcol’s shares at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Minerals-Technologies-raises-Amcol-bid_59087.html
February 25, 2014
Braskem has revised the price of its stock tender offer to minority shareholders of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to 2.40 Argentinian pesos/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Braskem-raises-offer-for-Indupa-listed-shares-by-78-percent_59070.html
February 21, 2014
Shiseido (Tokyo), a leading cosmetics player, has agreed to sell its Carita International (Paris) and Decléor Group (Paris) activities to fellow beauty giant L'Oréal...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Shiseido-sells-two-cosmetics-businesses-to-LOreal_59018.html
February 21, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) today launched a $42/share unsolicited bid for minerals firm Amcol International (Hoffman Estates, IL), setting in motion a possible bidding war with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Minerals-Technologies-launches-bid-for-Amcol-updated_58830.html
February 21, 2014
Ashland announced today it has agreed to sell its water treatment business to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) for $1.8 billion, ending a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ashland-to-sell-water-treatment-to-private-equity-for-$1-8-billion_58874.html
February 20, 2014
Chemical logistics company Talke (Hürth, Germany) says it has become majority owner of the former Friedrich A. Kruse jun. Logistics Services. The acquired business's operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Talke-becomes-majority-owner-of-logistics-facilities-at-Germanys-Chempark-sites_58974.html
February 18, 2014
The privatization of insolvent chemicals and petrochemicals producer Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) has been delayed by almost two months, the company says. The deadline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Oltchim-privatization-delayed_58867.html
February 17, 2014
Novartis announced today that it is buying CoStim Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA), a privately held biotechnology company focused on harnessing the immune system to eliminate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Novartis-to-acquire-biotech-company-CoStim-Pharmaceuticals_58852.html
February 17, 2014
Merck KGaA has extended the timeline of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials until 1.00 pm (GMT) 28 February 2014, the company said on Friday. Merck on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-again-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials_58849.html
February 14, 2014
Matheson Tri-Gas (Basking Ridge, NJ), a a subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (TNSC; Shinagawa, Japan), has completed the acquisition of Continental Carbonic Products (Decatur...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Matheson-acquires-US-dry-ice-business-Continental-Carbonic-Products_58829.html
February 14, 2014
Private-equity backed PQ Corp. today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) that could be worth up $450 million, according to US regulatory documents. The company, a maker of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PQ-files-for-IPO_58758.html
February 14, 2014
Dow Chemical has rejected a proposal by hedge fund Third Point (New York) that the company spin off its petrochemical operations. The benefits of vertical integration, scale, and shared technologies would be lost, while a significant breakup, “simplistically described as petrochemical and specialty chemical assets,” would create no additional value, says Dow. In response, Third Point offered to sign a non-disclosure agreement to review Dow's analysis....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-rejects-proposed-breakup-reaffirms-current-strategy-updated_58777.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
February 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland), a leading engineering and construction firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AMEC (London) under which AMEC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/AMEC-to-acquire-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-3-billion-creating-an-E-and-C-powerhouse_58794.html
February 13, 2014
Phillips 66 Partners (Houston), a new master limited partnership, has made its first asset acquisition, the $700 million purchase of the Gold Product Pipeline System and two newly constructed propylene-storage spheres from Phillips 66....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Phillips-66-Partners-acquires-pipeline-system-and-storage-for-$700-million_58806.html
February 13, 2014
Mallinckrodt, a specialty pharmaceutical and medical imaging group, says that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Cadence Pharmaceuticals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mallinckrodt-to-acquire-Cadence-Pharmaceuticals_58793.html
February 12, 2014
Amseco Exploration (Montreal) announced on Tuesday that it entered into two agreements on 10 February 2014 covering the acquisition of all rights, titles, and interests held by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Amseco-Exploration-in-reverse-takeover-of-Congo-potash-property_58764.html
February 12, 2014
Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) today announced its quarterly and annual results and said that it is still reviewing the future of its pharmaceuticals business...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Reckitt-Benckiser-continuing-to-review-pharma-options_58762.html
February 11, 2014
Nexeo Solutions, a chemical distributor, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Archway Sales (St. Louis), a specialty chemical distributor. The acquisition will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Nexeo-Solutions-acquires-specialty-distributor-Archway_58736.html
February 11, 2014
The board of Probi (Lund, Sweden) has unanimously recommended the rejection of Symrise’s (Holzminden, Germany) mandatory public cash offer to acquire Probi. Symrise, on 10...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Probi-board-recommends-rejection-of-Symrises-mandatory-takeover-offer_58724.html
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