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Deloitte: Farm chemicals, health care, and biobased products to drive M&A activity in 2014

9:53 AM MST | February 14, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to reevaluate their portfolios, according Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's (Deloitte; London) most recent global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook.  Farm chemicals, biobased or green chemicals, and health and nutrition, meanwhile, are expected to drive chemical M&A activity in 2014, the outlook says. Growing populations and expanding middle classes are identified by...

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