Good deals for careful shoppers

Boswell, Clay
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p30
Trade Publication
The article presents information on several merger and acquisition deals in the global fine chemicals industry. Malladi Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, the largest manufacturer of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride in India, acquired Novus Fine Chemicals in Carlstadt, New Jersey, for around $23 million in 2005, gaining a foothold in the U.S. controlled-substances market. Perhaps the most striking recent deal is Towerbrook Capital Partners' acquisition of Clariant's pharmaceutical fine chemicals business for SF110 million (€70 million/$90 million), which dosed in June.


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