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April 17, 2014
PPG today reported net income from continuing operations up 45% year-on-year (YOY), to $277 million, on sales from continuing operations up 17%, to $3.6 billion. Adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/PPG-earnings-beat-estimates-on-higher-volumes_60366.html
April 16, 2014
A. Schulman has announced that it is aiming to grow sales by 10-11%/year through 2018, to $3.6-$3.7 billion. The company is also aiming to grow adjusted earnings by an average of...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Schulman-sets-double-digit-sales-and-earnings-growth-targets_60348.html
April 16, 2014
Dissident hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a new letter to Sensient shareholders accusing the company of governance shortfalls and of a failure to disclose...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Sensient-FrontFour-trade-volleys-in-advance-of-shareholder-meeting_60333.html
April 15, 2014
Sensient Technologies has reported a first-quarter net loss of $2.08 million, or 4 cts/share, compared with a profit of $21.4 million, or 43 cts/share, in the year-ago quarter, due...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Sensient-swings-to-loss-on-restructuring-charges-raises-guidance_60303.html
April 14, 2014
Silicones and quartz maker Momentive Performance Materials (MPM; Albany), which is controlled by private-equity firm Apollo Management, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an attempt to implement a "pre-negotiated" restructuring plan to reduce debt by $3 billion. All of MPM’s silicones and quartz businesses will continue to operate normally during this period, the company adds....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Momentive-Performance-Materials-files-for-Chapter-11-updated_60267.html
April 14, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer debt up 6.4%; up 5.6% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-11-April-2014_60273.html
April 11, 2014
Shareholder advisory firm ISS (New York) issued a report yesterday recommending a vote against a hedge fund’s dissident director slate at Sensient Technologies. FrontFour Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Shareholder-advisory-firm-weighs-in-against-Sensient-dissidents_60255.html
April 4, 2014
Sherwin-Williams (SW) announced today that it is terminating its agreement to acquire Mexican paint supplier Comex, which has run into antitrust issues in Mexico. SW has already...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Sherwin-Williams-terminates-Comex-Mexico-acquisition_60120.html
April 3, 2014
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed its series-D financing round at the targeted $100 million, the company announced. All of the current strategic and venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Cool-Planet-closes-series-D-financing-round-on-target_60045.html
March 31, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) today reported fourth-quarter revenues up 11% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.2 billion, with segment Ebitda down 6%, to $79 million. The quarterly net...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Momentive-Specialty-Chemicals-loss-widens-revenue-up_59939.html
March 31, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. CAB up 0.3%; up 2.5% Y/Y Consumer Confidence up 4.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-28-March-2014_59936.html
March 31, 2014
Brenntag says it has extended the term of its syndicated credit facility. The loan agreement with an original term to July 2016 has been extended until March 2019. The volume of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Brenntag-extends-term-of-its-credit-facility_59927.html
March 25, 2014
Syngenta is issuing 750 million Swiss francs ($848 million) in new bonds, the company says. The issuance comprises three tranches: a SF350-million tranche due 2019, a SF250 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Syngenta-issues-$848-million-in-bonds_59821.html
March 21, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) today launched a $45.75/share tender offer for all outstanding shares of Amcol, as part of the merger agreement between the two companies signed on 10...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Minerals-Technologies-launches-tender-offer-for-Amcol-shares_59763.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Trinseo-refiles-for-IPO_59621.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Sensient-releases-letter-opposing-FrontFour-director-nominees_59623.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Moodys-shareholder-activism-to-continue_59483.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Arsenal-Capital-buys-two-oilfield-chemicals-companies_59442.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/MTI-to-acquire-Amcol_59437.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Amcol-board-says-it-may-accept-latest-MTI-bid_59410.html
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