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M&A and Expansions Fuel Investments

10:42 AM MDT | July 29, 2008 | Kate Phillips

M&A as well as expansions in emerging regions are fueling investments in the $3 billion-$4 billion global biocides market. Meanwhile, producers are raising prices and some are implementing surcharges, citing rising energy, fuel, packaging, and raw material costs. Dow Chemical’s recently announced agreement to acquire Rohm & Haas (R&H) calls for plans to contribute complementary Dow businesses, including biocides, to an advanced materials business unit that will approach $13 billion in total revenues (CW, July 7/14, p. 7). Synergies between...

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