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May 4, 2016Westlake Chemical and Axiall today released shareholder letters in efforts to win votes for their competing board slates at Axiall’s 17 June annual meeting. Westlake is seeking...
May 3, 2016Potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) has agreed with 16 international banks for a five-year, $1.2-billion loan, the company has announced. The deal is "the...
April 26, 2016Clariant has placed a quad-tranche Schuldschein, or certificate of indebtedness, comprising three fixed-rate and one floating-rate notes and totaling €300 million ($337.5...
April 26, 2016
Four historic $10-billion-plus megadeals—most notably Dow-DuPont, but also Air Liquide-Airgas, ChemChina-Syngenta, and Sherwin-Williams-Valspar—have been announced in the past six months. With big shifts in the industry’s competitive landscape, we take a look back at some big deals of the past and consider the promises and pitfalls of deal-making....
April 18, 2016Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the polyurethane foam assets of Hickory Springs Manufacturing (HSM), for an...
April 14, 2016Arsenal Capital today announced it is buying a majority stake in Peterson Chemical Technology (Fort Smith, AR), a polyurethane foams maker that uses additives and specialty polyols to...
March 30, 2016Quarterly revenues at specialty chemical firms increased during the fourth quarter of 2015 in contrast to declines at basic and diversified chemical producers, according to CW...
March 28, 2016Investor protection covenants are relatively weak in high-yield bonds issued by chemical companies, according to a report by Moody's Investors Service (New York), a credit ratings...
March 24, 2016A secondary public offering of Trinseo shares by Bain Capital launched today, pricing the company at $36.25/share. After the offering, which was announced on Monday, is complete...
March 21, 2016Trinseo says that private equity firm Bain Capital (Boston) will sell 9.6 million shares in the company in a secondary public offering, cutting its stake in Trinseo to 58.6%, from...