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July 21, 2016
Monsanto Co. on 19 July rejected Bayer AG’s slightly increased takeover bid, which raises the all-cash offer to $125 per share from $122 per share, valuing Monsanto at $63.5 billion. Bayer made the new offer on 14 July, following reports that BASF SE and Monsanto were in talks to combine their agricultural chemical businesses....
July 21, 2016
Arkema SA has announced that it has agreed to acquire sealants producer Den Braven (Oosterhout, Netherlands) from the Dutch private equity firm Egeria in a deal valued at €485...
July 7, 2016
The chemical industry in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe faces weaker growth prospects and prolonged uncertainty after the UK public voted 52% to 48% in a referendum on 23 June to leave the European Union....
June 23, 2016
BASF has agreed to acquire Albemarle’s Chemetall metal surface treatment business for about $3.2 billion in cash....
June 23, 2016
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) says it has started substituting equity for part of the loan financing of the offer made by CNAC Saturn, a subsidiary of ChemChina...
June 16, 2016
Chemours has agreed to sell its sulfur products business, part of the company’s chemical solutions segment, to Veolia for $325 million in cash. The companies anticipate closing...
June 16, 2016
Westlake Chemical has agreed to acquire chlorovinyls producer Axiall for $33.00/share—65% more than Westlake originally offered—in an all-cash transaction that values...
June 2, 2016
Bayer continues to tout the benefits of a tie-up with Monsanto and the fair value of its $62-billion, all-cash offer despite Monsanto rejecting the bid....
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...
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