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August 16, 2013
Resistance by German automaker Daimler to a hydrofluorocarbon replacement developed by DuPont for refrigerant applications makes placing a valuation on DuPont’s fluorochemicals business challenging, says Ray Will, a director with IHS Chemical’s consulting practice....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Daimler-resistance-to-HFC-alternative-complicates-valuation-of-DuPont-fluorochemicals-business_54529.html
August 15, 2013
Trian Fund Management, led by activist investor Nelson Peltz, has acquired a 2.3% stake in DuPont and has met with company management to outline possible strategic changes, according to a person familiar with the matter. Trian currently holds more than 21 million DuPont shares, according to the person. The person adds that Trian has met with DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman as well as other DuPont senior management and has presented the company with a white paper on strategic changes to increase shareholder value....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Trian-takes-2-3-percent-stake-in-DuPont_54511.html
August 14, 2013
Quinpario Acquisition (St. Louis, MO), a special purpose acquisition company formed by former Solutia executives to fund specialty chemical buyouts, has completed a $172.5-million initial public offering (IPO)....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Quinpario-IPO-raises-$172-5-million-for-specialty-chemical-acquisition-fund_54499.html
August 14, 2013
Trian Fund Management, led by activist investor CEO Nelson Peltz, has acquired a 0.6% stake in DuPont, according to regulatory filings....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Trian-reveals-small-DuPont-stake_54496.html
August 14, 2013
Companies which have expressed interest in acquiring West Bengal government’s stake in Haldia Petrochemicals (HPL; Kolkata), India’s only major producer of petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bids-for-Haldia-by-end-of-the-month-Essar-pulls-out-IOC-and-ONGC-propose-joint-bid_54473.html
August 13, 2013
Pidilite Industries (Mumbai) said today that its board of directors has approved the acquisition of the adhesive business of Suparshva Adhesives (Pune). “The slump sale agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Pidilite-Industries-buys-adhesives-business-of-Suparshva-reports-higher-sales-and-profits_54467.html
August 13, 2013
Clariant and Ashland are planning to sell their 50-50 foundry chemicals joint venture, ASK Chemicals, according to a Reuters report. The business, which is operated by Clariant and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Report-Clariant-Ashland-to-sell-foundry-chemicals-JV_54457.html
August 11, 2013
The board of directors of Indian pharmaceuticals producer Aurobindo Pharma (Hyderabad) has approved a proposal to evaluate the spinoff of its injectable pharma business into a wholly...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Indian-pharma-firm-Aurobindo-to-spinoff-unit-makes-2-acquisitions_54420.html
August 10, 2013
Cheil Industries (Seoul), a leading electronic materials company in the display industry, said on Friday that it will acquire a majority stake in Novaled (Dresden), a provider of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Cheil-Industries-to-acquire-OLED-technology-firm-Novaled_54419.html
August 9, 2013
Quinpario Acquisition (St. Louis), a blank check acquisition vehicle led by former Solutia executives to purchase specialty chemicals and materials businesses, has priced a planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Quinpario-prices-IPO-for-specialty-chemical-buyout-vehicle_54403.html
August 9, 2013
Low interest rates and easy access to credit markets have driven chemical-company debt up to record levels, according to a new report by rating service Standard & Poor’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/S-and-P-Chemicals-debt-at-record-levels-but-maturities-manageable_54414.html
August 9, 2013
Yara International (Oslo) says it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Bunge's fertilizer business in Brazil, for $750 million, marking a major step forward for its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-Bunges-fertilizer-business-in-Brazil_54393.html
August 8, 2013
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has signed a definite agreement to acquire the global rheology business, or the clay-based additives business, of Rockwood Holdings, for $635 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Altana-acquires-Rockwoods-rheology-additives-business-for-$635-million_53998.html
August 8, 2013
Picanol (Ypres, Belgium) has acquired the French government’s 27.6% holding in Tessenderlo Chemie (Brussels), according to Picanol’s managing director Luc Tack. Picanol, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Picanol-buys-stake-in-Tessenderlo-Chemie-as-part-of-diversification_53993.html
August 8, 2013
AkzoNobel announced today that it has received a binding offer from Sika (Baar, Switzerland) for the purchase of AkzoNobel’s building adhesives business for €260...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/AkzoNobel-to-sell-building-adhesives-business-to-Sika-for-&euro260-million_54317.html
August 7, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the purchase of a 30-million gal/year biodiesel plant at Mason City, IA. REG acquired the biorefinery for $11 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/REG-completes-acquisition-of-biodiesel-plant-restart-scheduled-for-year-end_54283.html
August 5, 2013
Distributor Nordmann, Rassmann (Hamburg) says it has acquired a majority stake in Jointec (Milan) for an undisclosed amount. Family-owned Jointec specializes in the distribution...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Distributor-Nordmann-Rassmann-acquires-Italian-firm_54228.html
August 5, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC; Columbus, OH) has formed a joint venture with MicroBlend (Gilbert, AZ), a retail and commercial paint systems company, at Cali, Colombia. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Momentive-Specialty-forms-Colombian-JV-with-MicroBlend_54227.html
August 1, 2013
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA), a producer of biobased pesticides, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 4,750,000 shares of its common stock at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Marrone-Bio-Innovations-announces-pricing-of-IPO_54182.html
August 1, 2013
INEOS ChlorVinyls says it has completed the sale of its packed chlorine business in the United Kingdom to 2M Group. The value of the deal was not disclosed. The sale consists of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ineos-ChlorVinyls-sells-UK-packed-chlorine-business-to-2M-Group_54180.html
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