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July 30, 2015
Solvay has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Cytec Industries (Woodland Park, NJ) for $6.4 billion, including debt, in a bid to acquire a leading position in high-growth aerospace and automotive materials, the company says....
July 16, 2015
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) has reached a deal to acquire Alent (Woking, UK) in a cash and stock transaction for about £1.4 billion ($2.18 billion). Including net debt, the total transaction value is about $2.3 billion....
July 16, 2015
Axiall president and CEO Paul Carrico has retired “at the direction of company’s board,” the company announced on 6 July. Timothy Mann, executive v.p/strategy and...
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
July 7, 2015
Cefic says in its latest Chemicals Trend Report (June 2015) that European chemical output grew by 0.3% during the first four months of 2015, compared with the year-ago period. The...
July 6, 2015
K+S (Kassel, Germany) announced on 2 July that it had rejected an “unsolicited proposal” from PotashCorp (Saskatoon, SK) to acquire all of K+S’s outstanding shares. PotashCorp’s bid is at €41/share ($45.49), valuing K+S at €7.85 billion....
July 6, 2015
Air Products has confirmed that its industrial gases facility at L’Isle-d’Abeau, France, near Lyon, was the scene of an incident on 26 June that has been described as a...
June 25, 2015
Monsanto beat analysts’ estimates for its fiscal quarter ended 31 May on stronger corn and soybean sales and the proceeds from a recent glyphosate license extension from Scotts...
June 25, 2015
Monsanto, announcing its third-quarter results on 24 June ( below), reconfirmed that it is eager to merge with Syngenta. However, Monsanto signaled earlier that it has other options....
June 12, 2015
Syngenta has rebuffed a second, virtually unchanged takeover approach by Monsanto....
June 12, 2015
Distributor Univar last week announced it is launching an initial public offering (IPO), along with a concurrent private placement to Temasek Holdings (Singapore), the sovereign wealth...
June 8, 2015
Leaders of seven of the world’s largest economies, meeting in Elmau, Germany, yesterday, expressed support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% by 2050. The leaders emphasized that “deep cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are required with decarbonization of the global economy over the course of this century.” Germany’s chemical industry association (VCI) noted the lack of identified concrete steps to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide...
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