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M&A Heats Up in Western Europe

8:51 AM MST | February 25, 2011 | —kerri walsh

M&A in Europe has started the year with a bang with DuPont’s $6.3-billion offer for Danisco and Clariant’s proposed €2-billion offer for almost all of Süd-Chemie. The combined value of the two deals is nearly half of the total value of chemical deals completed in Europe in 2010. Kullman: Danisco boosts biotech strategy. Kottmann: Transforming Clariant.. “Western European markets are stable, well-established markets that are not going away,” says Peter Hall, a partner at the Valence Group (London). “While Europe...

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