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April 25, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a major, three-part transaction with Novartis involving its consumer health-care, vaccines, and oncology businesses. GSK and Novartis, as part of the transaction, will create a world-leading, consumer health-care joint venture with 2013 pro forma revenues of £6.5 billion ($10.9 billion)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Glaxo-and-Novartis-to-swap-assets-in-major-three-part-deal_60523.html
April 25, 2014
A recent UK press report says that Pfizer has made initial approaches to acquire AstraZeneca for £60 billion ($101 billion) in what would be the world’s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Pfizer-eyes-AstraZeneca-for-reported-$101-billion_60524.html
April 25, 2014
Permira (London), a private equity firm, has announced that a company owned by Permira funds has entered into an agreement to acquire CABB International (Sulzbach, Germany), a leading manufacturer of fine chemicals, from Bridgepoint Capital (London). The transaction is expected to complete in June, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Permira-to-acquire-CABB-from-Bridgepoint-Capital_60559.html
April 25, 2014
Saudi Aramco says that its wholly owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Products Trading Co. (ATC) has begun trading chemical products made by Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Aramco-trades-products-made-by-Petro-Rabigh_60560.html
April 25, 2014
Sabic reports a drop in first-quarter earnings and says that a shortage of natural gas is limiting the company’s domestic growth. Net profit was down 1.8%, to 6.44 billion Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabics-first-quarter-profit-declines-shortage-of-gas-constrains-growth_60561.html
April 24, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture high-quality graphene products using a new process developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Thomas-Swan-says-it-has-exclusive-agreement-to-manufacture-graphene-products-using-new-process_60535.html
April 24, 2014
Output of chemicals in the European Union increased in January 2014 for the fourth consecutive month, or 3.3% year-on-year (YOY), according to Cefic. Chemical sales in December 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-EU-chemical-output-increases-for-fourth-consecutive-month-update_60493.html
April 23, 2014
Researchers at the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (Amber) center at Dublin have developed a new process—which promises to be simple and affordable—to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/New-process-developed-for-mass-production-of-graphene_60488.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission says that it has requested Germany to fully transpose the requirements of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) into national law. EU ETS is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-asks-Germany-to-fully-implement-EU-emissions-trading-system_60463.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the European Union's Court of Justice for failing to notify the commission about what penalties have been put in place in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-refers-Poland-to-court-for-failure-to-comply-with-laws-on-F-gases_60459.html
April 22, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on a total of 30 testing proposals for 17 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate testing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-testing-proposals-for-17-substances_60458.html
April 22, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it is extending the timeline for it to complete is full assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) to the end of 2014. The authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-to-reevaluate-BPA-by-end-of-2014_60447.html
April 17, 2014
Huntsman says that agrobusiness group Wilmar International (Singapore) has agreed to purchase Huntsman’s Europe-based commodity surfactants business....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Huntsman-sells-surfactant-business-to-Wilmar-and-closes-plant-in-Italy_60375.html
April 17, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it will acquire a 51% stake in Sasa Polyester Sanayi (Adana, Turkey), a leading polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer in Turkey, from Hac─▒ Ömer Sabanc─▒ Holding (Istanbul)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Indorama-to-acquire-Turkish-firm-Sasa-Polyester-Sanayi_60376.html
April 17, 2014
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) says that it has signed a two-year agreement with Qatar Navigation (Milaha; Doha) to transport...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Muntajat-signs-contract-to-transport-petrochemicals_60377.html
April 17, 2014
Ashland and Clariant say that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their foundry chemicals joint venture, ASK Chemicals (Hilden, Germany), to investment funds affiliated with Rhône, a London- and New York–based private equity investment firm....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ashland-Clariant-sell-foundry-chemicals-JV-to-equity-firm_60394.html
April 17, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has agreed to acquire flavors and nutrition ingredients maker Diana Group (Vannes, France) from private equity firm Ardian (Paris) for €1.3 billion ($1.8 billion). The deal is expected to close in the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-buys-flavors-firm-Diana-Group-for-$1-8-billion_60395.html
April 17, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the previously announced sale of its Aliphos feed phosphate business to EcoPhos (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), a technology provider and animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tessenderlo-completes-sale-of-feed-phosphate-business_60396.html
April 9, 2014
The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for energy and environmental protection projects. The Environment and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG) will support...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-presents-new-guidelines-on-state-aid-for-energy_60208.html
April 8, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 30 testing proposals for 21 substances, including nitromethane; 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; trichloro(propyl)silane...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-21-substances_60180.html
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