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Posted on October 19th, 2017 by Nigel Davis 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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Posted on September 21st, 2017 by Nigel Davis 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” »
Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Nigel Davis 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” »
Posted on August 22nd, 2017 by Nigel Davis in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals and synthetic rubber led year on year chemicals production growth in June, the latest analysis from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows. But the data also illustrate the fact that sector growth remains broad-based. Continue reading “Coatings and Plastics Lead Production Growth in June” »