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Chemical Finance Digest, Sept. 5-9

3:02 PM MDT | September 12, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Topping the headlines last week, Clariant has downgraded its full-year earnings guidance "due to unfavorable foreign exchange rate developments and a softening of the global economy." The company now expects full-year EBITDA margins to be between 12.8% and 13.2%, down about a percentage point from previous guidance.   In M&A news, Yara is reportedly in talks to acquire BASF's fertilizer assets. Analysts estimate the purchase price to be around $680 million.   In equity news, Ecolab's previously announced share buyback, which will go into...

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Comments (1) for Chemical Finance Digest, Sept. 5-9
An interesting recent JV deal which has underlying implications for both the auto industry and the chemical industry was recently conducted between BASF-Daimler. The chemical industry appears to be highly coveted by those industries that directly profit from employing specialty materials.
One firm that has made waves in the Philadelphia region in acquisition and privatization of the PE industry is the middle-market firm Ennovance Capital.
Posted by Jason B on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 07:14 AM

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