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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 16, 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 16, 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 5, 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 5, 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 21, 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 14, 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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