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August 18, 2015
PQ (Malvern, PA) and Eco Services Operations (Cranbury, NJ) say they are combining in an equity-for-equity transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter. George Biltz, president and CEO of PQ, will lead the combined company. Mike Boyce, currently chairman of PQ and Eco Services, will be chairman of the combined company....
August 18, 2015
Potash West (Belmont, Australia), an exploration company, has agreed to sell its East Exploration subsidiary, which hold 55% in the South Harz project in Thuringia, Germany, to Arunta...
August 17, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading off-patent crop protection company, on Sunday announced that its shareholders are exploring combining with Hubei Sanonda, a leading Chinese...
August 13, 2015
Marco Polo Industrial Holding (Milan), established by China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) and Camfin (Milan), has launched a mandatory tender offer to acquire the...
August 12, 2015
International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Frankfurt) has announced the completion of its acquisition of certain chlorvinyls assets from Inovyn, the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint...
August 12, 2015
CF Industries Holdings on Wednesday said it has agreed to enter into a strategic venture with CHS, the leading farmer-owned cooperative. CHS will make an equity investment in a wholly...
August 11, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that all relevant jurisdictions have secured the company's acquisition of life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis). Merck, in September 2014...
August 11, 2015
Potash Ridge (Toronto) on Tuesday announced a transaction to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of privately owned Valleyfield Fertilizer Corp., registered in...
August 10, 2015
K+S (Kassel, Germany) said on Friday that PotashCorp has again sent an unsolicited letter to its management and supervisory boards of K+S proposing a “business combination...
August 7, 2015
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka; Tokyo) says it will acquire a 51% stake in Icon Genetics (Halle, Germany), which is active in R&D and service provision of biopharmaceuticals, from Nomad...
August 6, 2015
CF Industries on Thursday said that it has entered a definitive agreement with OCI (Amsterdam) under which CF will combine with OCI’s European and North American operations as...
August 6, 2015
Chemours has started a strategic review that could lead to sale of its chemical solutions segment excluding the cyanide business. The review was announced as part of a restructuring program that targets annualized cost savings of $350 million and incremental Ebitda improvement of $450 million by 2017. Chemours also said today its quarterly dividend going forward would be “significantly less” than the $100-million declared when the company was still part of DuPont....
August 6, 2015
OCI NV has provided further details about the businesses it will not transfer to the new CF, in the merger transaction, which will create the world’s largest nitrogen player. OCI...
August 6, 2015
Lanxess on Thursday reported higher than first forecast sales and earnings and gave a revised guidance for the whole of 2015. Second-quarter Ebitda pre-exceptionals was 13% higher, at...
August 5, 2015
Koole Terminals (Zaandam, Netherlands) has started operating BP's former storage site at Pernis, Netherlands, after acquiring the site in mid-July. The site has a storage capacity of...
August 5, 2015
A new RadiciGroup (Bergamo, Italy) company focusing on plastics in Mexico has strengthened its production capacity in North American by acquiring the nylon engineering plastics...
August 5, 2015
Swan Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals firm Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has acquired Production Systems Inc. (PSI; Akron, OH), a distributor of a range...
August 4, 2015
Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC (Tokyo), has announced that it has acquired Kingfisher Colours (Reading, UK), a privately owned cosmetics color...
August 3, 2015
BASF, the third-largest agricultural chemicals player, behind Syngenta and Bayer, is eyeing possibly acquiring Syngenta, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the...
August 3, 2015
Safic-Alcan (Paris), a specialty chemicals distributor, has acquired a 75% stake in ChemSpec (Uniontown, OH). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. ChemSpec is...
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