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January 13, 2015
Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) on Friday continued its campaign against DuPont management by nominating four directors to the company’s board. The four are Trian CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Trian-nominates-four-DuPont-directors-sharpens-call-for-break-up_66718.html
January 12, 2015
The chemical industry will, on the whole, benefit in 2015 from lower oil prices, says a leading equity analyst. “We argue that the current fall in oil prices is primarily due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Equity-analyst-oil-price-decline-is-good-for-the-chemical-industry_66763.html
January 9, 2015
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of OM Group, accusing the company of generating a poor return on capital, and on...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Hedge-fund-FrontFour-releases-letter-criticizing-OM-Group_66729.html
January 8, 2015
MeadWestvaco (MWV) says it plans a tax-free spin-off of its specialty chemicals business, a maker of pine chemical derivatives for printing inks, adhesives, and asphalt paving, among...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/MeadWestvaco-to-spin-off-specialty-chemicals-business_66649.html
January 6, 2015
A. Schulman today reported fiscal first-quarter net income from continuing operations up 6.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $13.2 million, on sales up 5%, to $615.1 million. Adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/A-Schulman-beats-estimates-on-higher-sales_66600.html
December 19, 2014
DuPont today filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) to launch a spinoff of its mostly-commodity performance chemicals business, over a year after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/DuPont-files-for-performance-chemicals-spinoff_66339.html
December 16, 2014
Oilfield chemicals supplier WadeCo Specialties (Midland, TX) says it has acquired Select Chemicals Ltd. (Yorktown, TX), a maker of production chemicals for oil and gas operations in...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/WadeCo-acquires-Texas-based-oil-production-chemicals-maker_66207.html
December 11, 2014
Arkema has completed a share capital increase–with preferential subscription rights–that was launched on 19 November as part of the financing of the proposed acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Arkema-completes-capital-increase-to-help-finance-Bostik-acquisition_66102.html
December 10, 2014
Former Solutia chairman and CEO Jeffry Quinn, currently founder and managing member of Quinpario Partners (New York), will be launching a capital management firm – called...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Quinn-to-launch-capital-management-firm_66037.html
December 9, 2014
Sberbank (Moscow) said today it has agreed to lend Sibur (Moscow) 42 billion Russian rubles ($775 million). Sberbank says the credit line will be open for general corporate purposes...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Russian-bank-extends-five-year-credit-facility-to-Sibur_65989.html
December 9, 2014
Activist hedge fund Barrington Capital (New York) today continued its campaign against Omnova management by nominating three directors to the company’s board, to stand at...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Activist-hedge-fund-nominates-three-Omnova-directors_65996.html
December 3, 2014
Arizona Chemical (Jacksonville, FL) is mulling a sale that could place the company's enterprise value at more than $1.50 billion, according to a Reuters report. The company's owner...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Report-Arizona-Chemical-sale-could-value-company-above-$1-5-billion_65800.html
December 3, 2014
Activist hedge fund Barrington Capital (New York) today released a letter calling on Omnova Solutions to sell its $245-million engineered surfaces business and criticizing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Activist-hedge-fund-urges-Omnova-to-sell-engineered-surfaces_65811.html
December 3, 2014
Chemtura announced the preliminary results of the company's modified Dutch auction tender offer, which expired at the end of the day on 1 December. The offer—a total of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemtura-to-acquire-$302-million-in-Dutch-auction-shares_65779.html
December 2, 2014
Capital Southwest (Dallas), an investment holding company, today announced plans to split into two publicly-traded entities – one in specialty chemicals and industrial products, and one in finance....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Investment-firm-Capital-Southwest-to-spin-off-specialty-chemical-assets_65781.html
December 2, 2014
Private equity firm SK Capital (New York) – a boutique investor with a major focus on chemicals – this morning completed a new, $1-billion funding round, the firm’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/SK-Capital-raises-$1-billion-fund-update_65772.html
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
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