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May 19, 2016
Bayer has approached Monsanto with an unsolicited, nonbinding takeover offer that would create the largest seed and pesticides firm and help the two ag leaders hold rank in a...
May 19, 2016
Albemarle has appointed Bank of America to advise it on the future of Chemetall (Frankfurt), a company active in the surface treatment business that Albemarle acquired last year with...
May 5, 2016
Braskem has named Braskem America head Fernando Musa as its CEO, effective 4 May. Musa succeeds Carlos Fadigas, who will move to a new role within Braskem’s parent company...
May 5, 2016
Commodity and diversified chemical makers continue to report decreased revenue year-on-year (YOY) on lower prices, currency impacts, weak economic growth, and spotty end-market demand...
April 14, 2016
Ashland said on 13 April that it will pursue an initial public offering of up to 20% of the common stock in Valvoline as a first step in separating the business from Ashland. The overall separation, which was announced in September 2015, is expected to be complete about six months after the IPO, when Ashland distributes Valvoline’s remaining common stock to Ashland shareholders in a tax-free spin-off....
April 14, 2016
Calgon Carbon has agreed to acquire Arkema’s wood-based activated carbon and filtration media business for €145.5 million ($160.1 million)....
April 7, 2016
ACC says the number of announced chemical capital projects in the United States tied to the shale gas revolution has reached 264. ACC estimates the total potential investment at $164 billion, of which 40% is completed or under way and 55% is in planning....
April 7, 2016
Axiall’s board of directors, on 4 April, turned down a second, $3.1-billion acquisition bid from Westlake Chemical. Westlake responded the same day by formally ending negotiations and asking Axiall shareholders to elect a new board selected by Westlake....
March 24, 2016
MEGlobal (Dubai) has chosen Dow Chemical’s Oyster Creek site at Freeport, TX, for the location of a world-scale ethylene glycol (EG) facility, which the company expects to bring...
March 24, 2016
Sherwin-Williams (SW) on 20 March announced plans to acquire Valspar for approximately $11.3 billion, including debt. At $113/share, the transaction represents a premium of about 35%...
March 10, 2016
Low energy and chemical prices are taking their toll on petrochemical investment projects in the United States....
March 10, 2016
Reports of a potential BASF bid for DuPont emerged in early March, but market reaction has been skeptical as to whether the reports would become a reality. Citing people familiar with...
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