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June 22, 2015
Williams (Tulsa, OK) announced on 21 June that it has rejected an unsolicited, $53.1-billion acquisition bid from Energy Transfer Equity (ETE; Dallas). Instead, Williams will explore strategic alternatives that could include a merger, a sale, or staying the course, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Williams-rejects-$53-billion-takeover-bid-from-Energy-Transfer-Equity_71508.html
June 22, 2015
Pacific Ethanol Inc. (Sacramento) has acquired the remaining 4% ownership stake in PE Op, the sole owner of the Pacific Ethanol plants, bringing the company's total ownership interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Pacific-Ethanol-now-owns-100-percent-of-its-plants-subsidiary_71507.html
June 19, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and BP on Friday signed several production, refining, and production agreements at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. BP owns 19.75% of Rosneft. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BP-gains-full-control-of-Gelsenkirchen-as-part-of-refining-and-production-pact-with-Rosneft_71472.html
June 18, 2015
PBF Energy (Parsipanny, NJ) has agreed to acquire Chalmette Refining, a 189,000 bbl/day refinery in Chalmette, LA, for $322 million from ExxonMobil and PDVSA, which operate the business as a 50/50 joint venture. The deal, which is expected to close by the end of 2015, includes logistics infrastructure and facilities for the production of aromatics and propylene....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PBF-Energy-acquires-Chalmette-Refining-for-$322-million_71455.html
June 18, 2015
Coveris Holdings (Chicago) has acquired Olefinas (San Luis Potosí, Mexico), an agricultural plastics company with operations in Guatemala and Mexico. The acquisition is aligned...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Coveris-acquires-Mexico-based-packaging-company_71440.html
June 17, 2015
Allergan (Dublin, Ireland) announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (Westlake Village, CA) for approximately $2.1 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Allergan-to-acquire-Kythera-Biopharmaceuticals-for-$2-1-billion_71417.html
June 17, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group (Reading, UK) said on Tuesday that the US FTC had cleared Shell’s proposed $70-billion acquisition of rival BG. The companies aim to complete the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/FTC-clears-Shell-and-BGs-$70-billion-deal_71392.html
June 16, 2015
Wacker Chemie announced on Tuesday that it has been informed by the syndicate of banks involved in the initial public offering of Siltronic, the silicon wafer producer, that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Greenshoe-option-fully-exercised-in-Siltronics-IPO_71350.html
June 16, 2015
The merger of Dow Chemical's chlor-alkali business with Olin has cleared the 30-day waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, the companies say. "This important milestone marks progress toward the close of a seminal transaction maximizing return for both Dow and Olin shareholders and the advancement of Dow's targeted market participation and portfolio transformation strategies," says Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-Olin-chlor-alkali-merger-passes-HSR-review_71367.html
June 16, 2015
Novacap International (Lyon, France) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in CU Chemie Uetikon (Lahr, Germany) from private equity firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Novacap-completes-acquisition-of-Uetikon_71365.html
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/MBAC-receives-proposals-as-part-of-a-review-to-address-liquidity-problems_71363.html
June 15, 2015
Huber Engineered Materials, a division of JM Huber, says that it has acquired the Safire nitrogen and phosphorus halogen-free fire-retardant technology from Floridienne Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Huber-acquires-flame-retardant-technology-from-Belgian-firm_71332.html
June 12, 2015
Hess Corp. (New York) has agreed to sell a 50% interest in its Bakken midstream assets to Global Infrastructure Partners (New York) for $2.675 billion in cash to create a new joint venture, Hess Infrastructure Partners. Hess expects the deal to be completed early in the third quarter of 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Hess-sells-50-percent-interest-in-Bakken-midstream-assets_71234.html
June 12, 2015
Pacific Ethanol (Sacramento) and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings (Pekin, IL) have announced that their respective stockholders approved the proposed merger of the two companies, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Shareholders-of-Pacific-Ethanol-Aventine-clear-merger_71229.html
June 11, 2015

Williams Partners (Tulsa, OK) says that it has completed the acquisition of an additional 13% equity interest in Utica East Ohio Midstream from EV Energy Partners for $357 million. Williams Partners now owns a 62% interest in the company, which operates natural gas gathering, processing, fractionation, and storage assets.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Williams-Partners-increases-interest-in-Utica-East-Ohio-Midstream-to-62-percent_71201.html
June 11, 2015
Wacker Chemie (Munich), the current owner of Siltronic AG, and Siltronic, together with the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, set the placement price of the Siltronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Siltronic-shares-start-trading-today-Wacker-to-retain-majority-stake_71165.html
June 10, 2015
Westlake Chemical (Houston) has acquired Ineos ChlorVinyls Holdings’ 35.7% interest in Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co. (SHPC), a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and fabrication joint venture located near Shanghai. Westlake says the move increases its share of Huasu to 95%....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Westlake-increases-share-of-China-PVC-JV-to-95-percent_70893.html
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Apollo-to-acquire-OM-Group-for-$1-03-billion-sell-some-segments-to-Platform_70874.html
June 9, 2015
The European Commission on Tuesday approved International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)'s proposed acquisition of a group of chlorovinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/EU-clears-Solvay-and-Ineos-Inovyn-JV-acquisition-of-some-Ineos-assets-by-ICIG_71103.html
June 8, 2015
Koda Distribution today announced it has acquired Colonial Specialty Chemicals (CSC; Conshohocken, PA), a metalworking and industrial lubricants distributor, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Koda-acquires-US-lubricants-distributor_71079.html
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