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May 18, 2015
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has announced it is selling Royal Adhesives and Sealants (South Bend, IN) to American Securities (New York), another private equity firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Arsenal-Capital-to-sell-Royal-Adhesives-to-American-Securities_69843.html
May 15, 2015
DuPont this morning won its proxy battle with activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York), as all four of the company's director nominees were re-elected to its board, company...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/DuPont-wins-proxy-battle-with-Trian-update_70376.html
May 14, 2015
Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (Azmeco) has announced plans to raise $1 billion through the issue of bonds in London. Highgrove Securities (London), Azmeco's financial advisor, says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Azerbaijan-methanol-producer-plans-$1-billion-bond-issue_70413.html
May 12, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) says that it has raised €85 million ($95.5 million) through an accelerated bookbuilding offering of 2.6 million newly issued...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/IMCD-completes-share-offering-free-float-increases_70325.html
May 1, 2015
Whitmore Manufacturing Company (Rockwall, TX), a subsidiary of investment firm Capital Southwest (Dallas), says it has acquired Strathmore Products (Syracuse, NY) for an undisclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Capital-Southwests-Whitmore-acquires-industrial-coatings-maker_70026.html
April 30, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners (Westlake Partners; Houston) has acquired approximately 2.7% of additional limited partner interest in Westlake Chemical OpCo (OpCo) for approximately $135...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Westlake-Partners-increases-interest-in-cracker-pipeline-affiliate-establishes-credit-facility_69970.html
April 30, 2015
Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis (San Francisco) has backed Trian founder and CEO Nelson Peltz in his bid for a seat on DuPont’s board of directors. Trian, which owns a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Glass-Lewis-backs-Peltz-in-bid-for-DuPont-board-seat_69985.html
April 29, 2015
Activist hedge fund Trian management today released a letter to DuPont shareholders praising a report put out by the Institute for Shareholder Services (ISS; Rockville, MD) on Monday...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Trian-praises-ISS-recommendations-on-DuPont_69943.html
April 28, 2015
A. Schulman is undertaking a public offering of $110 million worth of cumulative perpetual convertible special stock, to help fund the $800-million acquisition of plastics compounder...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/A-Schulman-to-issue-special-stock-to-fund-Citadel-acquisition_69896.html
April 27, 2015
The Institute for Shareholder Services (ISS; Rockville, MD), a proxy advisory firm, is recommending that two Trian nominees, including Trian founder and CEO Nelson Peltz, be elected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ISS-backs-two-Trian-seats-on-DuPont-board-update_69842.html
April 23, 2015
Chemours, DuPont’s soon-to-be-independent performance chemicals division, today announced it will issue about $2.5 billion in senior unsecured bonds. Some $2.125 billion of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemours-to-issue-about-$2-5-billion-in-bonds_69715.html
April 21, 2015
DuPont today reported net income down 28% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.03 billion, on net sales down 9%, to $9.17 billion. Operating earnings totaled $1.34/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/DuPont-earnings-fall-on-currency-impacts-but-beat-estimates_69641.html
April 21, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) has signed a $530-million loan agreement with eight international banks. The loan facility will be used for general corporate purposes and to refinance...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Uralkali-signs-$530-million-four-year-loan-agreement_69638.html
April 16, 2015
Galapagos (Mechelen, Belgium), a biotechnology firm engaged in developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases, filed on 15 April with the SEC to raise up to $150 million in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Belgium-based-biotech-firm-files-for-an-IPO_69472.html
April 14, 2015
Trian’s recent criticism of DuPont chairperson and CEO Ellen Kullman is “misleading,” according to a recent letter by Kullman to employees. The options were exercised...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Kullman-Trian-statements-about-stock-options-misleading_69416.html
April 10, 2015
New DuPont director and former LyondellBasell Industries CEO Jim Gallogly was approached by Trian Fund Management (New York) to join the activist hedge fund’s dissident slate for...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/DuPont-Trian-approached-new-DuPont-director-to-join-dissident-board-slate_69307.html
April 8, 2015
Private equity firm New Mountain Capital (New York) has agreed to acquire Zep (Atlanta), a maker of consumer cleaning and maintenance chemicals, for $692 million, or $20.05/share. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Zep-to-be-acquired-by-New-Mountain-Capital_69279.html
April 7, 2015
Investment firm Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) has purchased 20 million Axalta shares in a private placement at $28/share, for a purchase price of $560 million, Axalta says. The shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Berkshire-Hathaway-buys-stake-in-Axalta_69247.html
April 7, 2015
DuPont slams activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) and its founder and CEO, Nelson Peltz, in an investor presentation released today. The presentation accuses Trian of...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/DuPont-slams-Trian-Peltz-in-investor-presentation_69230.html
April 2, 2015
Composites and coatings maker Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) announced today that its US operations have emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that the company has purchased its...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Reichhold-US-business-emerges-from-bankruptcy-as-bondholders-take-control_69139.html
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