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March 20, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, filed for an initial public offering worth up to $200 million today, nearly three years after the company filed for a $400 million that never commenced...
March 17, 2014
Sensient Technologies today released a letter to shareholders outlining its opposition to hedge fund FrontFour Capital’s (New York) slate of director nominees. Sensient says that...
March 11, 2014
Shareholder activism in the chemical industry should continue, as the economic climate improves and companies generate large amounts of cash, according to a new report by credit rating...
March 10, 2014
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has purchased Kel-Tech (Midland, TX), a maker of chemicals for production, field stimulation, and drilling in the oil and gas sectors...
March 10, 2014
Minerals Technologies today announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL) for about $1.7 billion, or $45.75/share in cash, ending a weeks-looking...
March 7, 2014
Amcol’s (Hoffman Estates, IL) board of directors today said it found Minerals Technologies’ (MTI) latest, $45.75/share, bid to acquire the bentonite producer to be...
March 6, 2014
Mineral Technologies (MTI) announced this morning that it has raised its bid to acquire bentonite and minerals producer Amcol to $45.75/share, beating Imerys’s latest bid of...
March 4, 2014
Amcol announced today that it has approved a revised bid from Imerys, valuing the company at $45.25/share. The announcement comes the day after Minerals Technologies (MTI) submitted a...
March 4, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced today that it is initiating a new restructuring program, which will consolidate manufacturing plants and “eliminate underperforming...
March 7, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) this morning submitted a $45/share bid for Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL), raising the possibility of an intensified bidding war between it and Imerys for the...
February 27, 2014
Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital (Miami) says it has closed its $392-million acquisition of American Pacific (Ampac; Las Vegas) for $46.50/share, which was announced in January. Some...
February 27, 2014
Imerys says it has raised its bid for bentonite maker Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL) to $42.75/share from $41/share, beating Minerals Technologies’ (MTI) $42.50/share offer for the...
February 25, 2014
Albemarle announced today that it is raising its quarterly dividend by 15%, to 27.5 cts/share. The dividend will be paid on 1 April to shareholders of record as of 14 March...
February 21, 2014
Ecolab today reported net income up 24% year-on-year (YOY), to $287.1 million, or 93 cts/share, on sales up 17%, to $3.56 billion. Excluding special charges, adjusted net income...
February 21, 2014
Ashland announced today it has agreed to sell its water treatment business to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) for $1.8 billion, ending a...
February 21, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) today launched a $42/share unsolicited bid for minerals firm Amcol International (Hoffman Estates, IL), setting in motion a possible bidding war with...
February 12, 2014
Innospec today reported fourth-quarter net income of $28.7 million, or $1.17/share, more than double that of the year-ago period, on sales up 13% year-on-year (YOY), to $241.6 million...
February 12, 2014
Nedex (Istanbul), a producer of specialty chemicals, has received €10 million ($13.6 million) in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London)  funding, the...
February 14, 2014
Private-equity backed PQ Corp. today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) that could be worth up $450 million, according to US regulatory documents. The company, a maker of...
February 6, 2014
MeadWestvaco (MWV) announced today that it has reached an agreement with BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs to buy back about $300 million worth of common stock, or about 7.5 million...
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