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Chemical M&A Continues to Slide in Early 2012

7:46 AM MDT | May 21, 2012 | Robert Westervelt

Chemical industry M&A activity has continued to slow in early 2012, according to data from Young and Partners (New York). The total dollar volume of chemical M&A completed worldwide in the first quarter was only $6 billion, of which the largest deal was Apollo Management’s $1.5-billion acquisition of Taminco. This compares to $17 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, and $82 billion for all of 2011, according to Young & Partners. “The chemical M&A market is clearly past the peak, both in terms of dollar volumes and...

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