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January 30, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) today report preliminary net sales of 335.8 million Swiss francs ($367 million) in full-year 2014, compared with SF281.1 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Gurit-reports-sales-of-$367-million-for-full-year-2014-up-nearly-20-percent_67366.html
January 29, 2015
The European Commission said on Wednesday that it has cleared both GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) proposed acquisition of Novartis's vaccines business and the proposed creation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/EU-conditionally-approves-GSK-Novartis-deals_67307.html
January 29, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Givaudan today said it performed solidly in 2014 in a challenging environment. Net income rose 15%, to 563.0 million Swiss francs ($617.0 million), in 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Givaudan-reports-solid-performance-in-2014_67302.html
January 27, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Duro-Moza (Maputo), a company active in production and sales of specialized mortars and tile adhesives...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-acquires-mortar-and-tile-adhesive-manufacturer-in-Mozambique_67231.html
January 26, 2015
The Swiss National Bank’s (Bern) recent decision to remove the peg between the Swiss franc and the euro—resulting in a rapid strengthening in the Swiss currency’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Moodys-Removal-of-cap-on-Swiss-franc-will-hurt-Switzerland-based-chemical-firms-earnings_67223.html
January 26, 2015
The battle between the Sika (Baar, Switzerland) management and the company’s controlling shareholders, the Burkard-Schenker family, has taken a new turn, with a statement from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-board-seeks-to-strip-family-of-power-to-sell-control-of-firm-to-Saint-Gobain_67199.html
January 22, 2015
Varo Energy (Zug, Switzerland) will invest more than 50 million Swiss Francs ($57.6 million) for a turnaround and other projects at the company's Cressier, Switzerland, refinery. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Varo-Energy-to-invest-in-Switzerland-refinery-announces-new-CEO_67084.html
January 21, 2015
Lonza recorded net profits of 237.0 million Swiss francs ($274.9 million) for 2014 compared with profits of SF87.0 million in 2013. Sales for 2014 increased by 1.6%, to SF3.64 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67040.html
January 15, 2015
Tamoil (The Hague) is considering the suspension of operations at its 55,000-bbl/day refinery at Collombey, Switzerland, the company announced today. The Swiss market for refined...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Tamoil-mulls-mothballing-small-refinery-in-Switzerland_66853.html
January 15, 2015
Borealis has divested a package of proprietary fertilizer process technologies—including for the production of nitric acid, ammonium nitrate solution, and urea ammonium...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Borealis-divests-proprietary-fertilizer-technologies-to-Casale_66851.html
January 14, 2015
Influential international shareholders have supported Sika management's battle to thwart a partial $2.78-billion bid from Saint-Gobain that would give the latter control of Sika. Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/International-investors-back-Sika-management-in-battle-against-family-and-Saint-Gobain_66819.html
January 13, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), currently the subject of a battle between its controlling shareholders and its management over a $2.78-billion bid from France's Saint Gobain, today reported...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-reports-record-sales-in-all-regions-in-2014_66784.html
January 5, 2015
The Burkard-Schenker family, the largest shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland), has filed a lawsuit with the cantonal court of Zug, Switzerland, to force an extraordinary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Report-Sika-majority-owner-files-lawsuit-to-push-through-sale-to-Saint-Gobain_66556.html
January 5, 2015
Novartis has announced it completed, on 1 January, divesting its animal health division to Eli Lilly for approximately $5.40 billion. The deal is part of a comprehensive set of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Novartis-completes-divestment-of-animal-health-business-to-Eli-Lilly-for-$5-4-billion_66540.html
December 24, 2014
A group of 12 minority shareholders on Tuesday launched a last-ditch attempt to prevent the French group Saint-Gobain from buying the family-controlled Swiss building chemicals group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-minority-holders-try-to-block-Saint-Gobain-takeover-as-family-seeks-to-oust-directors_66444.html
December 17, 2014
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) says it has completed its acquisition of Allylix (San Diego, CA), a start-up with technology for bio-based fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Evolva-completes-acquisition-of-Allylix_66277.html
December 11, 2014
Lonza says that it has recently entered into collaboration agreements with two prominent innovation clusters — Medicen Paris Region in France, and BioPmed Innovation Cluster in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-enters-into-collaboration-agreements-with-two-innovation-clusters_66072.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 8, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) says that it will acquire all shares held by the Burkard family — the current majority shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland) — for 2.75...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Saint-Gobain-to-acquire-controlling-stake-in-Sika-Sika-management-against-move_65956.html
December 1, 2014
Fine chemicals company Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis (Dottikon ES; Dottikon, Switzerland) reports a net loss of 3.20 million Swiss francs ($3.33 million) for its fiscal first half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Dottikon-narrows-loss_65740.html
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