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December 4, 2013
Sahara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin "confirmatory due...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sahara-Petrochemical-and-Sipchem-sign-MOU-for-proposed-merger_57093.html
December 4, 2013
Sulphuric chemicals maker Chemtrade (Toronto) says it has acquired General Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) from private equity firm American Securities (New York) for $860 million. General...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Chemtrade-acquires-General-Chemical-from-private-equity-firm_57074.html
December 4, 2013
Several companies have emerged as potential buyers of Novartis’s animal health business, according to press reports. Novartis’s CEO, Joe Jimenez, said last month that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Companies-eyeing-Novartiss-animal-health-business_57072.html
December 4, 2013
Solvay said today that it has decided to classify its chlorovinyls activities as assets for sale and discontinued operations as of the third quarter. The move follows the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Solvay-classifies-chlorovinyls-operations-as-assets-for-sale_57068.html
December 3, 2013
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has completed its acquisition of Chemical Specialists Development (CSD; Conroe, TX), also known as Startex Chemical. The acquisition will help the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Nexeo-Solutions-completes-CSD-acquisition_57050.html
December 3, 2013
Makhteshim Agan, the world leader in branded, off-patent crop protection solutions, announced today that it has acquired Agrovita, a distributor of crop protection products in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Makhteshim-Agan-acquires-Slovak-agchems-distributor-Agrovita_57041.html
December 2, 2013
Dow Chemical is carving out a $5-billion chunk of its chlorine value chain for disposal as part of the company’s long-term shift to higher-margin, noncyclical activities, Dow announced on 2 December. Over 40 manufacturing facilities at 11 sites and nearly 2,000 employees will be affected. The assets are to be split into three units: epoxy, chlorinated organics, and North American chlor-alkali and vinyl....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-carves-out-$5-billion-in-chlor-alkali-and-epoxy-assets-for-disposal_57029.html
December 2, 2013
W.R.Grace announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Dow’s polypropylene (PP) licensing and catalysts business for $500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Grace-completes-acquisition-of-Dows-PP-catalysts_57025.html
December 2, 2013
KKR, a leading global investment firm, says it will acquire a minority stake in Gland Pharma (Hyderabad, India), a leading Indian pure-play generic injectables pharmaceutical products...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/KKR-buys-stake-in-Indian-firm-Gland-Pharma-for-$200-million_57016.html
November 29, 2013
Kemira and Bauminas Quimica signed a contract today for Kemira to sell its Brazilian iron and aluminium coagulant business to Bauminas. The deal includes coagulant business related...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Kemira-sells-coagulant-business-in-Brazil-to-Bauminas-Quimica_57010.html
November 29, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical announced today that it is raising its stake in Samsung Sumitomo LED Materials (SSLM) from 50% to 80.1% for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to be finalized...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sumitomo-Chemical-raises-stake-in-electronics-related-jv-with-Samsung_57007.html
November 29, 2013
Altana has issued a €200-million ($272.1 million) debt instrument, a so-calledSchuldschein, to partly refinance the acquisition of Rockwood's rheology business, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Altana-to-refinance-rheology-acquisition-loan_57005.html
November 27, 2013
Dow Corning says it will buy out Mitsubishi Materials’ (Tokyo) stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Group joint ventures for $240 million. Dow Corning has purchased Mitsubishi Materials’ 12.125% ownership share in both Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. and Hemlock Semiconductor LLC. The deal increases Dow Corning’s stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. to 80.5% and in Hemlock Semiconductor LLC to 100%.  Shin-Etsu maintains a 19.5% stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-Corning-buys-Mitsubishi-Materials-stake-in-Hemlock-Semiconductor_56981.html
November 26, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is looking to strengthen its presence in the prescription pharmaceuticals market in the United States and is open to more collaborations and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-eyes-pharma-acquisitions-in-the-US-strengthens-ties-with-Israeli-firms_56959.html
November 26, 2013
The board of directors of Algeta (Oslo) today announced that it has received a preliminary acquisition proposal from Bayer. Bayer has offered to pay 336 Norwegian Krone per Algeta...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-bids-to-acquire-Norwegian-pharma-company-Algeta_56969.html
November 26, 2013
Yara International (Oslo) says it has entered into an agreement to acquire OFD Holding from energy and fertilizer company Omimex Resources (Fort Worth, TX), for $425 million. OFD is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Yara-acquires-businesses-in-Latin-America-for-$425-million_56952.html
November 22, 2013
This Week in CW: The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association’s (GCPA; Dubai) annual forum kicked off this week in Dubai, with industry coming together to address global...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-22-November_56919.html
November 22, 2013
Solvay has agreed to acquire the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química (Itatiba, Brazil), Solvay announced today. Solvay says the acquisition more than double...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Solvay-to-acquire-ERCA-Quimica-specialty-chemical-assets-in-Brazil_56915.html
November 21, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls (GLS/vinyls) business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the deal to close during the first half of 2014.
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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million_56867.html
November 21, 2013
Oxiteno, a subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), has received approval from Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) to acquire American Chemical (Montevideo), CADE...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Oxitenos-acquisition-of-American-Chemicals-approved-by-Brazils-antitrust-authority_56854.html
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