M&A and the environment

Baker, John; Pilko, George
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/11/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 34, p20
Trade Publication
This article presents insights that came out during the roundtable meeting in July 2006 discussing the recent trends and developments in merger and acquisition (M&D) deals in the chemical industry. The industry continues to go through an active process of restructuring using M&A activity. Few issues, it appears, can stop the relentless buying and selling of businesses. Even that once thorny issue of apparent and potential environmental liabilities is less of an impediment to deals today. Buyers and sellers alike are much more aware of the need to address the environmental aspects of a deal early on, and there has been a build-up of expertise and experience in the field, explains Alasdair Nisbet of Lazard.


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