Blue chips face buy-out threats

Williams, Dede; Gibson, Jane
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/16/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 39, p10
Trade Publication
The article predicts that Germany's blue chip companies will become targets for leveraged buy-outs. According to investment bankers, the typical takeover targets for private equity buyers have been struggling small to medium-sized firms, but this segment is drying up. Bankers point out that financial investors are approaching pension and hedge funds about buying their shares in companies listed in the prestigious DAX 30 stock index. Chemical-related firms in the DAX 30 include BASF, Bayer, Henkel, Linde and Altana.


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