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January 19, 2017
Bayer pledged to add American jobs and invest billions in research at US sites during a recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump over Bayer’s planned acquisition of seed giant Monsanto....
January 19, 2017
Huntsman Corp. on 17 January filed updated forms with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) related to the proposed spin-off of its titanium dioxide (TiO 2) business, including pigments and additives....
January 12, 2017
Air Products has confirmed it has submitted a proposal letter to Yingde Gases Group outlining its interest in acquiring the Chinese industrial gases company....
January 12, 2017
SABIC’s 195,000–metric tons/year cyclohexane unit at North Tees, United Kingdom, has officially closed. “We can now confirm that the aromatics units at North Tees now have ceased...
January 5, 2017
Linde and Praxair agreed late last December to the outlines of a deal that will create a global leader in gases through a merger of equals under Linde’s name. Current Linde and Praxair shareholders will each hold about 50% of the merged company....
December 15, 2016
Lonza (Basel, Switzerland) has agreed to acquire Capsugel (Morristown, New Jersey), a maker of drug capsules and other drug-delivery systems, from private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR; New York, New York) for $5.5 billion in cash, including the refinancing of Capsugel debt of approximately $2 billion. This acquisition is Lonza’s largest in the company’s 120-year history....
December 15, 2016
Evonik Industries has acquired the silica business of J.M. Huber (Edison, New Jersey) for $630 million. The deal enables Evonik’s silica business to expand in North America and Asia...
December 8, 2016
Praxair and Linde have resumed talks about a potential merger, triggering a shake-up of Linde’s executive management. Earlier talks were terminated by Linde in September. Praxair approached Linde again on 29 November...
November 23, 2016
Dow Chemical and DuPont expect to receive a formal statement of objections from EU antitrust authorities outlining objections to the companies’ proposed merger as early as December, according to a report in Bloomberg....
November 23, 2016
Bayer has completed placing €4 billion ($4 billion) in mandatory convertible notes with institutional investors....
November 10, 2016
The victory of Republican Donald Trump in 8 November’s presidential election will have a profound policy impact on chemical makers. The Republican’s rhetoric throughout his campaign points to sweeping changes in trade, environmental regulations, and broader US economic policies....
November 3, 2016
General Electric (GE) is exploring options for selling its water business, a leading producer of water treatment chemicals and services, in part to help fund the combination of its oil and gas unit with Baker Hughes. GE expects a gain up to $1 billion from the sale with proceeds earmarked to cover restructuring and integration costs for the planned Baker Hughes merger....
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