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Banker: Chemicals M&A down in 2012, but market is improving

11:26 AM MST | February 14, 2013

Global mergers and acquisitions in the chemicals sector fell 73% year-on-year (YOY) during the course of 2012, to $22 billion, according to data compiled by Young & Partners (Y&P; New York), and investment. Deal volume slowed as well, though less dramatically—down 23%, to 64 deals. Seven deals over $1 billion were completed during 2012, less than half of the 17 $1 billion-plus deals completed in 2011. Economic uncertainty drove the weakness in the M&A market, despite an environment that would ordinarily give rise to a stronger market, says Peter...

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