The urge to merge

Chang, Joseph
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p18
Trade Publication
The article forecasts the rise of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the global chemical industry in 2006. Strong finances, abundant capital, available financing, restructuring and the need for growth continue to fuel the urge to merge. The global chemical M&A market is chugging along at a rapid pace even as fewer blockbuster deals are completed. Looking ahead, M&A activity and valuations may peak as companies seek to complete their deals ahead of the eventual chemical cycle downturn.


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