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February 28, 2014
BASF Services Holding, an indirect, wholly owned group company of BASF, says it is to sell its subsidiary BASF Services Consult (Hamburg) to Tech Mahindra (Düsseldorf), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/BASF-to-sell-its-third-party-consulting-business_59219.html
February 28, 2014
Huntsman announced today that it expects the European Commission to open a phase II investigation of its proposed acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/European-Commission-expected-to-conduct-extended-review-of-Huntsman-Rockwood-pigments-deal_59232.html
February 27, 2014
Imerys says it has raised its bid for bentonite maker Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL) to $42.75/share from $41/share, beating Minerals Technologies’ (MTI) $42.50/share offer for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Imerys-raises-bid-for-Amcol_59139.html
February 26, 2014

Williams Partners says it has acquired Williams’s currently in-service operations in Alberta, Canada, for $1.2 billion. The assets include an oil sands offgas processing plant near Fort McMurray, approximately 260 miles of natural gas liquid (NGL) and olefins pipelines, and an NGL/olefins fractionation facility and butylene/butane splitter facility at Redwater.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Williams-Partners-buys-Alberta-operations-from-Williams-for-$1-2-billion_59138.html
February 25, 2014
Flavors and fragrances group Givaudan (Geneva) today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire 100% of Soliance and its subsidiaries. Soliance is currently a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Givaudan-to-acquire-French-producer-of-cosmetic-ingredients-Soliance_59021.html
February 25, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) has raised its bid to acquire bentonite maker Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL) to $42.50/share from $42/share. The revised bid values Amcol’s shares at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Minerals-Technologies-raises-Amcol-bid_59087.html
February 25, 2014
Braskem has revised the price of its stock tender offer to minority shareholders of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to 2.40 Argentinian pesos/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Braskem-raises-offer-for-Indupa-listed-shares-by-78-percent_59070.html
February 21, 2014
Shiseido (Tokyo), a leading cosmetics player, has agreed to sell its Carita International (Paris) and Decléor Group (Paris) activities to fellow beauty giant L'Oréal...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Shiseido-sells-two-cosmetics-businesses-to-LOreal_59018.html
February 21, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) today launched a $42/share unsolicited bid for minerals firm Amcol International (Hoffman Estates, IL), setting in motion a possible bidding war with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Minerals-Technologies-launches-bid-for-Amcol-updated_58830.html
February 21, 2014
Ashland announced today it has agreed to sell its water treatment business to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) for $1.8 billion, ending a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Ashland-to-sell-water-treatment-to-private-equity-for-$1-8-billion_58874.html
February 20, 2014
Chemical logistics company Talke (Hürth, Germany) says it has become majority owner of the former Friedrich A. Kruse jun. Logistics Services. The acquired business's operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Talke-becomes-majority-owner-of-logistics-facilities-at-Germanys-Chempark-sites_58974.html
February 18, 2014
The privatization of insolvent chemicals and petrochemicals producer Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) has been delayed by almost two months, the company says. The deadline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Oltchim-privatization-delayed_58867.html
February 17, 2014
Novartis announced today that it is buying CoStim Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA), a privately held biotechnology company focused on harnessing the immune system to eliminate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Novartis-to-acquire-biotech-company-CoStim-Pharmaceuticals_58852.html
February 17, 2014
Merck KGaA has extended the timeline of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials until 1.00 pm (GMT) 28 February 2014, the company said on Friday. Merck on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Merck-KGaA-again-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials_58849.html
February 14, 2014
Matheson Tri-Gas (Basking Ridge, NJ), a a subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (TNSC; Shinagawa, Japan), has completed the acquisition of Continental Carbonic Products (Decatur...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Matheson-acquires-US-dry-ice-business-Continental-Carbonic-Products_58829.html
February 14, 2014
Private-equity backed PQ Corp. today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) that could be worth up $450 million, according to US regulatory documents. The company, a maker of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/PQ-files-for-IPO_58758.html
February 14, 2014
Dow Chemical has rejected a proposal by hedge fund Third Point (New York) that the company spin off its petrochemical operations. The benefits of vertical integration, scale, and shared technologies would be lost, while a significant breakup, “simplistically described as petrochemical and specialty chemical assets,” would create no additional value, says Dow. In response, Third Point offered to sign a non-disclosure agreement to review Dow's analysis....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Dow-rejects-proposed-breakup-reaffirms-current-strategy-updated_58777.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
February 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland), a leading engineering and construction firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AMEC (London) under which AMEC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/AMEC-to-acquire-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-3-billion-creating-an-E-and-C-powerhouse_58794.html
February 13, 2014
Phillips 66 Partners (Houston), a new master limited partnership, has made its first asset acquisition, the $700 million purchase of the Gold Product Pipeline System and two newly constructed propylene-storage spheres from Phillips 66....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Phillips-66-Partners-acquires-pipeline-system-and-storage-for-$700-million_58806.html
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