IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Viewpoint

Caution Reigns in M&A

10:31 AM MST | March 6, 2009 | Robert Westervelt

A plunge in profits and demand, impaired credit markets, and lack of clarity about when conditions will stabilize are putting a decided chill on M&A deals, as this week’s cover story shows (p. 18). Global chemical industry deal values fell 27%, to $40 billion, in 2008, according to data compiled by Young & Partners (Y&P; New York). That amount is inflated, however, by AkzoNobel’s $16-billion acquisition of ICI early last year. The number of completed deals fell 32%, Y&P says. Activity slowed markedly in the second half of 2008 as...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

Not an IHS Chemical Week
24/7 member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • Searchable online archive access of the last 2 years of Chemical Week.
  • Print or digital magazine subscription
  • Price and market change alerts
  • Economic data and statistics
  • Buyers' Guides
  • Webcasts | whitepapers




contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa