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

7:10 AM MST | February 15, 2013 | —Vincent Valk

Global M&A 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 (New York). Deal volume slipped as well, although 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. The total value of completed deals was actually 12% lower than the previous trough in 2009, Young & Partners says. Valuations declined and fewer high-quality businesses were up for sale...

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