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M&A: Valuations remain high in a robust market

6:22 AM MDT | August 29, 2014 | —Vincent Valk

The foundations for solid chemicals M&A activity—cheap financing, lots of cash, and high valuations—remain in place, and interest in deals has been solid, industry bankers say. Yet, high valuations have some downsides, and activist investors still have an eye on the industry. Zachariades: Activists still impactful. Toukan: Small divestitures abound. Bradley: Debate over valuations. Beagle: Offers often exceed expectations. M&A activity has been robust and should remain so, bankers say. Valuations for companies are near all-time highs, while...

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