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Nigel Davis

Nigel Davis

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A High Point for Hedge Funds; a Low Point for Strategy

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The blocking of the Huntsman/Clariant merger marks a “high water mark for US activist investors, which have increasingly turned their attention to European companies,” according to the Switzerland and Austria correspondent for the Financial Times. Continue reading “A High Point for Hedge Funds; a Low Point for Strategy” »

Focusing Industry 4.0 processes and practices on value creation

Posted on October 24th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

If you sometimes feel your company is missing the boat when it comes to digitalisation and the realisation of Industry 4.0 gains then you will feel positively chained to the jetty with Industry X.0.
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Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger

Posted on October 19th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The time was ripe to strike a merger of equals, with two global specialty chemical companies well into their portfolio transformation plans shedding commoditised assets, with similar goals and valuation multiples, the CEOs of Huntsman and Clariant said on Monday, 22 May.
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Initial Analyses Point to Significant Value Growth for DowDuPont

Posted on September 21st, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

For the time being DowDuPont is a “diversified chemical giant”, an “industry behemoth”. But the merger of the two most iconic names in the US chemical industry has been designed to create three leaner and more focused enterprises. Continue reading “Initial Analyses Point to Significant Value Growth for DowDuPont” »

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