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Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger

Posted on October 19th, 2017 by 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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ICIS Top 100 Data Show Companies Gaining Ground in Drive for Growth

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

Preparing a list of the leading chemical companies by sales always highlights some trends worthy of note. Perhaps this year, the annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing emphasizes the struggle for growth and the ways in which companies have used mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to achieve their goals, the pressure on organic growth being widely apparent globally. Continue reading “ICIS Top 100 Data Show Companies Gaining Ground in Drive for Growth” »

Chemical Distributor Valuations Rise as M&A Wave Sweeps Sector

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) hitting the chemical industry has also swept distribution, a sector that has changed over the years as companies began adding more services to their offerings. Continue reading “Chemical Distributor Valuations Rise as M&A Wave Sweeps Sector” »

ECB Money Props Up Eurozone’s Growth But May Be Glossing Over Woes

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

With the European Central Bank (ECB) potentially ending its €60bn/month quantitative easing (QE) programme in March 2018, several voices are starting to wonder how the euro zone economy will fare if cash injections pouring into the bond markets were to be tapered. Continue reading “ECB Money Props Up Eurozone’s Growth But May Be Glossing Over Woes” »

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