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December 20, 2013
Solvay has announced an agreement to sell its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to Braskem for $290 million. The deal, which is subject to antitrust approval, will give Braskem a commanding position in South America’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Braskem-acquires-Solvay-Indupa-for-$290-million_57462.html
December 20, 2013
The business activities of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) will be run jointly by businessman Alain de Krassny and buyout firm OpenGate Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Court-approves-joint-takeover-of-PVC-firm-Kem-One_57616.html
December 20, 2013
Huntsman’s $1.33-billion acquisition of Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business has cleared the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) waiting period under US antitrust law...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Huntsman-Rockwood-TiO2-deal-clears-US-antitrust-barrier_57606.html
December 19, 2013
Family-owned specialty chemicals distributor Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC; Hamburg) says it has absorbed Copci-Metamine (Annecy, France), a distributor of specialties in the French market...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Nordmann-Rassmann-absorbs-French-distributor_57577.html
December 19, 2013
BASF's mergers and acquisitions team is preparing a multibillion-euro bid for DEA (Hamburg), the oil and gas exploration business of utility company RWE (Essen, Germany), according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Reports-BASF-planning-bid-for-oil-and-gas-exploration-firm-DEA_57544.html
December 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), and Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, OK), have entered into an asset-purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Biodiesel-producer-REG-to-acquire-renewable-fuel-firm_57482.html
December 18, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hagesüd Group (Hemmingen, Germany), a producer of premium spice...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Israel-Chemicals-acquires-German-maker-of-spice-blends-and-food-ingredients_57470.html
December 18, 2013
The two remaining takeover bids for debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride producer (PVC) Kem One (Lyon, France) have been merged into one, the company announced today. The Commercial Court of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Kem-Ones-takeover-bids-merged-into-one-final-court-decision-expected-Friday_57484.html
December 17, 2013
Sasol announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its German solvents manufacturing plants and the associated European solvents business to Ineos. The international...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sasol-to-sell-its-European-solvents-business-and-two-German-sites-to-Ineos_57449.html
December 17, 2013
Private equity firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) says it  has signed an exclusivity agreement to acquire Benvic, a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounder, from Solvay. Benvic has...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Private-equity-firm-signs-agreement-to-buy-Europe-PVC-compounder-from-Solvay_57442.html
December 17, 2013
Fertilizer producer Uralchem (Moscow) said on Monday that it has secured a seven-year $4.5- billion loan from VTB Capital. Uralchem and its Kirovo-Chepetsk plant are the borrowers...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Uralchem-secures-loan-to-pay-for-stake-in-potash-producer-Uralkali_57440.html
December 16, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced an offer to increase its stake in its publicly listed pharmaceutical subsidiary in India, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd., from 50.7% to 75%...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/GSK-to-spend-$1-billion-on-raising-stake-in-Indian-subsidiary_57415.html
December 13, 2013
FMC says it has agreed to sell its peroxygens, or hydrogen peroxide, business, to private equity firm One Equity Partners (New York) for $200 million. One Equity is the private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/FMC-to-sell-hydrogen-peroxide-business-to-One-Equity-Partners_57395.html
December 13, 2013
Torrent Pharmaceuticals (Mumbai) announced today that it has entered into a definitive binding agreement with Elder Pharmaceuticals (Mumbai) to acquire its branded domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Torrent-Pharma-acquires-Elders-branded-business-consolidating-the-industry_57393.html
December 13, 2013
The administrators of debt-ridden petrochemical producer Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) have opened the bidding process for the company to interested parties, Oltchim announced on...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bidding-opens-for-Oltchim-assets-decision-expected-in-February_57385.html
December 13, 2013
Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), the upstream oil and gas subsidiary of BASF, is optimizing its portfolio by divesting its share in selected assets on the UK continental shelf,  to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-exploration-and-production-subsidiary-sells-North-Sea-assets-to-Hungarys-MOL_57387.html
December 13, 2013
Handok (Seoul) announced today that it has agreed to buy the pharmaceuticals business of Korea’s leading cosmetics company Amore Pacific (Seoul). Handok agreed to pay 57.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Handok-buys-Amore-Pacifics-pharmaceuticals-business_57383.html
December 12, 2013
W.R. Grace says the company is targeting an exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on or about 31 January 2014, general counsel Mark Shelnitz told investors during a conference call today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/W-R-Grace-expects-bankruptcy-exit-by-end-of-January_57356.html
December 12, 2013
Arkema plans to sell its two South African coatings businesses, Arkema Resins and Harveys Composites, to Ferro Industrial Products (Brakpan, South Africa). “Through this divestment, Arkema will dispose of non-strategic activities -- such as resins for composite materials -- which represent few synergies with the remainder of its coating activities,” the company says in a statement....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Arkema-to-divest-South-Africa-coatings-businesses_57328.html
December 12, 2013
Two bids have been confirmed for the possible acquisition of debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Kem One (Lyon, France), the company announced today. The Commercial Court...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/French-court-grants-one-week-extension-on-Kem-One-takeover-case-two-bids-confirmed_57315.html
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