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December 8, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that the shareholders of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) have approved its previously announced merger with Merck at a special meeting held at St...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sigma-Aldrich-shareholders-approve-merger-with-Merck-KGaA_65947.html
December 8, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) says that it will acquire all shares held by the Burkard family — the current majority shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland) — for 2.75...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Saint-Gobain-to-acquire-controlling-stake-in-Sika-Sika-management-against-move_65956.html
December 8, 2014
From left: Arnaud Meissonnier, M&A, Asia/Pacific at BASF; Thomas Bernhardt, v.p./strategy, performance materials at BASF; Raimar Jahn, president/performance materials at BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-to-acquire-TPU-manufacturer-Taiwan-Sheen-Soon_65953.html
December 5, 2014
Vertellus (Indianapolis), a leading producer of specialty chemicals for the life sciences sector and other industrial applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Vertellus-to-acquire-Dows-sodium-borohydride-business-Valfilm-buys-polyolefin-films-plant_65923.html
December 5, 2014
Arbor Pharmaceuticals (Atlanta), a specialty pharmaceutical company, said on Thursday that private equity firm KKR is acquiring a “significant minority stake” in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/KKR-acquires-stake-in-US-company-Arbor-Pharmaceuticals_65914.html
December 4, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has decided not to divest its mature drugs portfolio, the company said today. GSK announced in July that it had started a process to consider the divestment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/GlaxoSmithKline-scraps-plans-to-divest-mature-drugs-portfolio_65889.html
December 3, 2014
Activist hedge fund Barrington Capital (New York) today released a letter calling on Omnova Solutions to sell its $245-million engineered surfaces business and criticizing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Activist-hedge-fund-urges-Omnova-to-sell-engineered-surfaces_65811.html
December 2, 2014
Capital Southwest (Dallas), an investment holding company, today announced plans to split into two publicly-traded entities – one in specialty chemicals and industrial products, and one in finance....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Investment-firm-Capital-Southwest-to-spin-off-specialty-chemical-assets_65781.html
December 2, 2014
Private equity firm SK Capital (New York) – a boutique investor with a major focus on chemicals – this morning completed a new, $1-billion funding round, the firm’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/SK-Capital-raises-$1-billion-fund-update_65772.html
December 2, 2014
Ferro  has completed the acquisition of tile coating manufacturer Vetriceramici (Casola Valsenio, Italy) for €83.0 million ($102.8 million), subject to customary working...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ferro-closes-acquisition-of-tile-coatings-producer-in-Italy_65774.html
December 2, 2014
Avanir Pharmaceuticals (Aliso Viejo, CA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system (CNS) disorders, said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Otsuka-Pharmaceutical-to-acquire-Avanir-for-$3-5-billion_65770.html
December 2, 2014
Solvay said today that it has completed the divestment of its US-based sulfuric acid virgin production and regeneration business, Eco Services, to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Solvay-completes-divestment-of-US-based-Eco-Services-business_65767.html
December 2, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Lion; Geismar, LA) has completed the acquisition of Ashland’s elastomers business, which was announced in early October. The business, which is based at Port Neches, TX, will be renamed Lion Elastomers....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Lion-Copolymer-completes-Ashland-elastomers-acquisition_65761.html
December 1, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) says it has agreed to acquire Total's 16.67% stake in refinery and petrochemicals company PCK Raffinerie (Schwedt, Germany). The deal was signed in Sochi, Russia by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Rosneft-to-buy-Totals-stake-in-refinery-aromatics-complex-in-Germany_65760.html
December 1, 2014
Bayer CropScience said today that it has completed acquiring certain DuPont crop protection land management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-CropScience-closes-acquisition-of-DuPont-crop-protection-land-management-assets_65748.html
December 1, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it has obtained regulatory approvals to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços (São...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_65747.html
December 1, 2014
Lubrizol today agreed to acquire Weatherford’s oilfield chemicals business and its drilling fluids business for $825 million, including a $75 million performance-based cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Weatherfords-oilfield-chemicals-business-for-$825-million_65746.html
December 1, 2014
Indian press reports say that the Indian soaps and detergents maker Nirma (Ahmedabad) is negotiating to acquire the soda ash assets of FMC in a deal worth up to $1.50 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Nirma-to-acquire-FMCs-soda-ash-business_65733.html
December 1, 2014
PolyOne says that it has acquired the specialty assets of Accella Performance Materials (Maryland Heights, MO), a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations. Accella will retain its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PolyOne-acquires-specialty-business-of-Accella_65745.html
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