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Specialty Chemicals M&A: Moving Forward

12:10 PM MST | February 10, 2011 | Vincent Valk in Charlotte, NC

While mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are part of the growth strategy at many specialty chemicals firms, some sectors are seeing more activity than others, executives and dealmakers said at Informex USA 2011 this week in Charlotte. Pharma fine chemicals is not an especially attractive sector, says Christopher Cerimele, director and head of chemicals at Houlihan Lokey (Chicago), an investment bank. Differences in technology and manfacutring capabilities mean “there's not a lot of synergy” in combining pharmaceutical fine chemicals makers, Cerimele...

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