Rhodia looks to technology and market for expansion

Davis, Nigel; Gibson, Jane
March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/12/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 57, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the announcement by Rhodia chief executive officer (CEO) Jean-Pierre Clamadieu that the specialty chemicals company is interested in market and technology acquisition-led growth opportunities. He said that the goal for 2007 is to generate free cash flow and to take the opportunity to refinance a portion of its debt as bonds come to maturity. The firm is expected to invest to bolster polyamides.


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