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April 15, 2013
Jana Partners (New York), a hedge fund and activist shareholder, has purchased a 7.4% stake in Ashland and held discussions with company management regarding Ashland’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Activist-shareholder-buys-up-Ashland-stake-prompting-asset-sale-rumors_51181.html
April 11, 2013
PPG has acquired Deft (Irvine, CA), a maker of aerospace coatings, including structural primers and military topcoats, the company says. Financial details of the deal, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/PPG-acquires-aerospace-coatings-maker_51076.html
April 9, 2013
A. Schulman today reported fiscal second-quarter net income up 29.7% year-on-year (YOY), to $11.8 million, on sales up 5.3%, to $522.4 million. A tax allowance and an acquisition drove...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Schulman-falls-short-of-estimates-on-Europe-weakness_51005.html
April 8, 2013
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained steady at 16 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Payroll employment up by 88,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-5-April-2013_50990.html
April 4, 2013
RPM’s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 30.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $8.7 million, on sales up 9.1%, to $843.7 million. Earnings totaled 7 cts/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/RPM-earnings-rise-segment-results-hit-by-contract-investigation_50949.html
April 3, 2013
Cytec has closed the $1.15-billion sale of its coating resins business to private equity Advent International (New York). The deal, which was announced in October, completed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Cytec-closes-coating-resins-sale_50923.html
April 2, 2013
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 16 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. CAB up 0.4%; up 2.9% year-on-year (YOY) Consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-29-March_50907.html
April 2, 2013
Sadara Chemical has closed its issuance Islamic bonds, or Sukuk, worth 7.5 billion Saudi riyals. The issuance was oversubscribed, leading to an increase from the initial expected...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Sadara-closes-Islamic-bond-issue_50890.html
April 2, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances is issuing $300 million in 10-year senior bonds with an interest rate of 3.2%, the company says. The public offering of the bonds will close...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/IFF-issuing-bonds-at-3-2-percent_50889.html
April 1, 2013
Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG; Tokyo) has sold its 6.25% stake in FMC Wyoming, which contains most of FMC's soda ash and alkali operations, back to FMC for $80 million, NSG says. NSG...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Nippon-Sheet-Glass-sells-soda-ash-stake-back-to-FMC_50828.html
March 28, 2013
Despite the industry’s cyclicality and environmental risks, North American chemical companies tend to offer weak covenants on high-yield bonds, according to a new report from...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Moodys-Chemical-companies-offer-bond-investors-little-protection_50817.html
March 28, 2013
Ferro and its lenders have agreed to amend its senior credit facility, reducing the company’s revolving loan commitment to $250 million from $350 million. The move will reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Ferro-amends-credit-facility_50800.html
March 28, 2013
Adhesives maker H.B. Fuller has reported net income from continuing operations of $20.8 million, or 41 cts/share, for the company’s fiscal first quarter. Net income from...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/H-B-Fuller-earnings-up-but-slightly-short-of-estimates_50787.html
March 22, 2013
Rockwood said today that it has paid down all of Sachtleben’s outstanding borrowings, totaling $508.9 million. The borrowings include 2 term loans, which interest rates of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Rockwood-pays-down-all-Sachtleben-debt_50700.html
March 22, 2013
A. Schulman has retained Moelis & Company (New York), an investment bank, to advise on the company’s $6.50/share hostile bid for Ferro. The bid, which totals $855 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Schulman-retains-investment-bank-to-advise-on-Ferro-offer_50699.html
March 20, 2013
Rockwood is considering a sale of its Sachtleben titanium dioxide (TiO2) joint venture along with its performance additives business, according to a Reuters report. The two businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Report-Rockwood-looking-to-sell-Sachtleben-performance-additives_50657.html
March 18, 2013
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators rose to 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we post a green banner. Consumer prices up 0.7%; up 2.0% year-on-year YOY Import...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-15-March-2013_50593.html
March 15, 2013
Stepan says it will delist its common shares and 5.5% convertible preferred shares from the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) effective on or around 4 April. The company will file with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Stepan-to-delist-from-Chicago-Stock-Exchange_50564.html
March 14, 2013
Dow Chemical says it plans to divest up to $1.5 billion worth of businesses over the next 18 months, including its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business and its plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Dow-details-$1-5-billion-divestiture-plan_50507.html
March 12, 2013
Omnova is amending its $200-million term loan credit facility to extend the maturity by 1 year, to May 2018, and reduce borrowing spreads by 1.25%. The facility has a floating interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Omnova-amends-credit-facility_50448.html
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