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November 24, 2014
Albemarle says it has closed on $1.025 billion in new, unsecured, bonds, the proceeds of which will mostly go wards financing the acquisition of Rockwood. The bonds consist of a $250...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Albemarle-closes-on-Rockwood-acquisition-financing_65661.html
November 21, 2014
Dow Chemical and hedge fund Third Point (New York) have reached an agreement on the composition of Dow’s board, averting a potential proxy fight for at least one year....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Dow-Chemical-Third-Point-reach-agreement-on-board-seats_65626.html
November 17, 2014
Halliburton says it is acquiring all outstanding shares of rival Baker Hughes, for $78.62/share, or $38 billion, including debt, in a deal that will create an oilfield services giant...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Halliburton-and-Baker-Hughes-to-merge-in-$38-billion-deal_65483.html
November 13, 2014
Activist hedge fund Third Point, which has been openly critical of Dow Chemical management since January, intends to wage a proxy battle for board seats at Dow's 2015 annual meeting, according to SEC filings....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Third-Point-prepares-for-proxy-fight-at-Dow-Chemical_65388.html
November 13, 2014
Coatings maker Axalta, owned by private equity firm The Carlyle Group (New York), has commenced an IPO that could raise up to about $1 billion – far higher than previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Axalta-to-commence-IPO_65122.html
November 12, 2014
Platform Specialty Products has priced its 2.145-million share public stock offer, which was announced on Monday, at $24.50/share. The company expects to generate about $350 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Platform-prices-stock-offer_65327.html
November 10, 2014
Advanced Emissions Solutions (ADA-ES; Highlands Ranch, CO) is retaining investment bank Moelis & Company (New York) to advise on options for the use of future cash flows stemming...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ADA-ES-retains-banker-to-advise-on-cash-flow-options_65262.html
November 5, 2014
Platform Specialty Products today reported third-quarter net income down 11.9% year-on-year (YOY), to $11.9 million, on sales up 4.4% YOY, to $196.8 million. Adjusted net...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Platform-Specialty-earnings-beat-estimates_65143.html
October 31, 2014
Chemtura is launching a “Dutch auction” share buyback offer, with authorization to purchase up to $300 million in shares of common stock at $21.50-$24.50/share. The buyback...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemtura-launches-"Dutch-auction"-share-buyback_65031.html
October 29, 2014
Verde Potash (Toronto) has been approved for a 57.5 million Reais ($22.9 million) credit line, to be sourced by Brazil's development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro), at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Verde-Potash-approved-for-R$57-5-million-credit-facility_64891.html
October 7, 2014
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of Innophos Holdings, urging strategic changes, increased shareholder remuneration, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/FrontFour-Capital-criticizes-Innophos-management-suggests-sale-of-company_64329.html
October 7, 2014
Platform Specialty Products is in advanced talks to acquire Arysta Life Science (Dublin), a maker of agricultural chemical products, from private equity firm Permira Advisers (London). Reports say the Arysta deal could be worth as much as $3.5 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Reports-Platform-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-Arysta_64307.html
October 2, 2014
WadeCo Specialties (Midland, TX), which is owned by private equity firm Hastings Equity Partners (Boston), has acquired Elite Treating Solutions (Midland, TX) for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/WadeCo-Specialties-acquires-rival-oilfield-chemicals-firm_64238.html
October 2, 2014
Bayer, which has just closed the acquisition of Merck & Co.’s OTC business, today announced that it is issuing a jumbo bond in 144A/Reg S format with a volume of $7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Bayer-launches-$7-billion-bond-to-finance-Merck-and-Co-OTC-acquisition_64223.html
October 1, 2014
Innospec has agreed to acquire Independence Oilfield Chemicals (IOC; Houston), a portfolio company of private equity firm CSL Capital Management (Greenwich, CT), for an initial $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Innospec-to-acquire-US-oilfield-chemicals-firm_64204.html
September 30, 2014
Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service (New York) expects robust chemicals mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to remain in place at least through the middle of next...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Moodys-Chemicals-M-and-A-to-remain-strong-often-credit-positive-through-2015_64154.html
September 29, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up 0.1%; up 3.9% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-26-September-2014_64107.html
September 17, 2014
CIS Acquisition (Moscow), a publicly traded investment vehicle, says it is acquiring a majority stake in Delta Technology Holdings (Hong Kong), a fine and specialty chemicals maker...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Investment-firm-CIS-Acquisition-to-acquire-Chinas-Delta-Technology-Holdings_63876.html
September 15, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 18 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Please refer to the end of this report for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-12-September-2014_63825.html
September 12, 2014
Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) says it has closed a $15-million B-series financing round with new investors, including Sustainable Conversion Ventures (Sun Lakes, AZ), which...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/CO2-to-chemicals-start-up-closes-$15-million-financing-round_63767.html
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