M&A 2006: A new peak climbed?

Ingles, David; Dobbie, Sandy
February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/19/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 54, p22
Trade Publication
The article analyzes the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the chemical industry in 2006. Overall, 106 deals were recorded in 2006, valued at $62 billion. In 2006 there were significant changes to the patterns seen in previous years. According to the authors, the biggest change was the reemergence of the big, quoted corporations as the dominant buyers. Although private equity players were overshadowed by their rejuvenated corporate challengers this year, they were far from vanquished.


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