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December 6, 2013
Moberg Pharma (Stockholm) announced today that it has signed a deal to acquire three well-established OTC brands in the United States from Bayer HealthCare for 32 million Swedish...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Moberg-Pharma-acquires-three-OTC-brands-in-the-US-from-Bayer-HealthCare_57164.html
December 5, 2013
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Aurora, OH), a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France), has finalized the acquisition of plastic packaging company LS Kunststofftechnologie...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Saint-Gobain-performance-plastics-unit-acquires-German-plastics-firm_57103.html
December 5, 2013
Canada Lithium (Toronto) and iodine producer Sirocco Mining (Vancouver) have agreed to merge, the companies announced on 4 December. The merger has already been approved by the respective boards of directors. Shareholders will be asked to vote on the deal in January....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Canada-Lithium-and-Sirocco-Mining-to-merge_57075.html
December 5, 2013
Merck KGaA has agreed to acquire AZ Electronic Materials (AZ; Luxembourg) for about £1.6 billion ($2.6 billion). Merck is offering 403.5 pence/share of AZ in cash, valuing AZ at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-to-buy-AZ-Electronic-Materials-for-$2-6-billion_57096.html
December 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it signed a contract with Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo-Oevel), a subsidiary of Kaneka Corp., to sell its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business. BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-to-sell-PVC-modifier-business-to-Kaneka-Belgium_57104.html
December 5, 2013
Bayer CropScience announced today that it entered into an agreement to purchase the start-up company FN Semillas (Buenos Aires). FN Semillas specializes in breeding, production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Bayer-CropScience-to-acquire-start-up-seeds-company-in-Argentina_57102.html
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
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