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October 16, 2014
“Although we identified very significant operational and structural synergies, we were ultimately unable to agree on terms of a transaction that met the requirements of all our respective shareholders,” says Tony Will, CF president and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/CF-and-Yara-end-merger-talks_64570.html
October 16, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it has acquired ISO Paint Nordic (Lunderskov, Denmark). ISO Paint Nordic is a family-owned business that was established in 1999...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Tikkurila-to-acquire-ISO-Paint-Nordic-specialist-in-energy-efficient-coatings_64550.html
October 15, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Chicago) has signed an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc. (SCI; Fargo, ND) for $170 million, subject to postclosing adjustments. SCI works...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/ADM-to-acquire-specialty-ingredients-firm-for-$170-million_64519.html
October 14, 2014
FMC has signed unsecured credit agreements that will provide access to as much as $3.5 billion to help fund its $1.8-billion acquisition of agricultural chemicals maker Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark). FMC’s acquistion of Cheminova is expected to close in early 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/FMC-completes-credit-agreements-for-$3-5-billion-to-fund-Cheminova-purchase_64497.html
October 13, 2014
PPG Industries (PPG) says Mexico's competition commission is extending the deadline for its review of PPG's proposed s $2.3-billion acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Mexico-antitrust-commission-extends-review-of-PPGs-proposed-acquisition-of-Comex_64477.html
October 13, 2014
Targa Resources (Houston) has agreed to acquire midstream firm Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy for $7.7 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015, will substantially expand Targa’s capacity to produce and deliver natural gas liquids (NGLs), the feedstock that has transformed the fortunes of US ethylene producers....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Targa-to-buy-Atlas-Pipeline-for-$7-7-billion_64476.html
October 10, 2014
Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd. (MHTL), one of the largest global methanol players, is now 100% owned by Consolidated Energy Ltd (CEL), a Trinidad holding company that combines the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Methanol-Holding-Trinidad-has-new-ownership-structure_64455.html
October 10, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod), a leading Russian producer of fertilizers,has clarified reports about its discussions with India. Acron's chairman, Alexandr Popov told the Russian news...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/India-eyeing-stake-in-Acrons-potash-project-Update_64365.html
October 9, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Geismar, LA) has agreed to buy Ashland's styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) elastomers business. The terms of the deal, which is expected to close by December 31, were not disclosed. "This decision fits Ashland's well-established strategy of divesting non-core assets and reinvesting in higher-margin, specialty chemical businesses where we see attractive growth opportunities," says James J. O'Brien, Ashland chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Lion-Copolymer-to-acquire-Ashlands-SBR-elastomers-business_64367.html
October 8, 2014
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has completed the $295-million acquisition of Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline, which owns the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system. The pipeline will be operated by Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream (BLM), a subsidiary....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Boardwalk-completes-acquisition-of-Evangeline-ethylene-pipeline_64355.html
October 8, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group with strong global positions in advanced rubber compounds, has signed an agreement to acquire the Vigar rubber compounding...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Hexpol-buys-rubber-compounding-business_64332.html
October 8, 2014
Saras Group (Sarroch, Italy) has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire certain downstream processing units and related personnel at Versalis's plant at Sarroch. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Saras-to-acquire-Versalis-assets-in-Sardinia_64290.html
October 7, 2014
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of Innophos Holdings, urging strategic changes, increased shareholder remuneration, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/FrontFour-Capital-criticizes-Innophos-management-suggests-sale-of-company_64329.html
October 7, 2014
Platform Specialty Products is in advanced talks to acquire Arysta Life Science (Dublin), a maker of agricultural chemical products, from private equity firm Permira Advisers (London). Reports say the Arysta deal could be worth as much as $3.5 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Reports-Platform-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-Arysta_64307.html
October 7, 2014
A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries and systems, today announced that it recently completed selling its facilities that produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-battery-business-in-China_64318.html
October 6, 2014
Huntsman is moving downstream into auto parts by integrating Gomet, an Italian producer of components for the automotive aftermarket, into its polyurethanes division. Huntsman acquired Gomet with the purchase of several chemical businesses from Rockwood Holdings, a deal that closed on 1 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Huntsman-integrates-polyurethanes-downstream-into-auto-parts_64291.html
October 3, 2014
The European Commission today cleared Eli Lilly's proposed acquisition of Novartis’s animal health business. The commission’s investigation confirms that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/EU-clears-Eli-Lillys-$5-4-billion-acquisition-of-Novartiss-animal-health-business_64259.html
October 3, 2014
Sagent Pharmaceuticals (Schaumburg, IL), a leader in specialty pharma products with a focus on the injectable market, has acquired Omega Laboratories (Montreal), a market-leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/Sagent-Pharmaceuticals-buys-Omega-Laboratories_64253.html
October 2, 2014
WadeCo Specialties (Midland, TX), which is owned by private equity firm Hastings Equity Partners (Boston), has acquired Elite Treating Solutions (Midland, TX) for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/WadeCo-Specialties-acquires-rival-oilfield-chemicals-firm_64238.html
October 2, 2014
Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil Chemical announced today they have signed a definitive agreement to restructure the ownership of Univation Technologies, their equally owned polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/m_and_a/ExxonMobil-Chemical-divests-its-stake-in-PE-licensing-JV-Univation-Technologies_64235.html
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