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November 9, 2012
Gulf Oil Corporation (Hyderabad, India) has agreed to buy specialty chemical manufacturer Houghton International (Valley Forge, PA) from private equity firm AEA Investors (New York)...
October 12, 2012
Eramo: Cheap gas is creating wave of investment. The geographic balance of demand in the global petrochemical market will continue to shift from Western Europe and North America to...
October 5, 2012
BASF has announced plans to restructure its construction chemicals business in Europe, citing declining markets, particularly in southern Europe and the UK. The planned measures will...
October 5, 2012
Crotty: Filling North Sea gas supply gap. Ineos says it will source ethane from the US for import into Europe via the Sunoco Logistics (Sinking Spring, PA) Mariner East...
September 21, 2012
Heitmann: Smart capex best option to create value. Lanxess last week set a mid-term target Ebitda of €1.8 billion ($2.3 billion) for 2018, an increase of 36% from 2011 levels...
September 21, 2012
BASF says it plans to acquire biological seed treatment maker Becker Underwood (Ames, IA) from Norwest Equity Partners for €785 million ($1.02 billion). Becker is expected to have...
September 14, 2012
China’s chemical industry remains strong, despite weakness in the country’s economy, and for the period January–July 2012, output was worth Rmb6.9 trillion ($1.1 trillion)...
September 14, 2012
M&G Group says it has bought land in Corpus Christi, TX, to build a previously announced 1-million m.t./year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant and an accompanying 1.2-million...
August 31, 2012
Rockwood Holdings says it has agreed to acquire Talison Lithium (Perth, Australia) for about C$724 million ($730 million). Talison shareholders will receive C$6.50/share, a 53% premium...
August 31, 2012
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (Washington) has agreed to purchase DuPont’s performance coatings unit, a leading supplier of automotive and industrial coatings, for $4.9...
August 17, 2012
DSM has agreed to acquire animal nutrition firm Tortuga Companhia Zootécnica Agrária (São Paulo) for a total enterprise value of about €465 million ($574...
August 17, 2012
Economic uncertainty driven by the crisis and recession in Europe tarnished second-quarter results for late-reporting chemical companies. While most companies remained profitable...
August 3, 2012
Recessionary conditions in Europe and moderating growth in China sent second-quarter earnings reports sharply lower for many companies. Executives expect conditions to remain...
August 3, 2012
BASF reported a 15.5% decrease in second-quarter 2012 net profits compared with the year-ago period, to €1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) on sales up 5.5% year-on-year, to €19.5...
July 20, 2012
Olin says it will acquire caustic soda distributor and bleach maker K.A. Steel (Lemont, IL) for $328 million in cash. K.A. Steel is one of the largest distributors of caustic soda in...
July 20, 2012
PPG Industries has agreed to merge its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. The deal calls for PPG’s commodity business to be...
July 11, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it has agreed to acquire biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) for €340 million ($425 million), plus milestone payments. Bayer says the deal will enable...
July 6, 2012
Reitzle: Taking the next big step. Linde has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lincare Holdings (Clearwater, FL), a home health-care company, for about $4.6 billion. Linde...
June 22, 2012
The owners of Evonik Industries have postponed indefinitely plans for an initial public offering (IPO) for the company. Majority shareholder RAG Foundation (Essen, Germany) cites...
June 15, 2012
Growing economic uncertainty, falling energy and chemical prices, and indications of weakening demand have producers recalibrating second-half expectations as sharp drops in energy and...
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