Industry M&A soars to a record $8bn
- The urge to merge. Chang, Joseph // ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p18
The article forecasts the rise of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the global chemical industry in 2006. Strong finances, abundant capital, available financing, restructuring and the need for growth continue to fuel the urge to merge. The global chemical M&A market is chugging along at a...
- WHAT'S AHEAD FOR M&A? Chang, Joseph; Boswell, Clay // ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p21
The article assesses the prospects for more merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the global chemical industry in 2007 and beyond. The chemical M&A market is robust. Demand for quality assets remains high among strategic buyers, with financial buyers proving to be capable backstops. 2007 could...
- Recent Acquisitions of Chemical Companies in China by Multinational Companies and Their Rationale. Kai Pflug // China Chemical Reporter;7/21/2014, Vol. 24 Issue 14, p8
The article discusses reasons behind the reduced acquisitions of Chinese chemical companies by international firms including low technological level of international firms, chemical companies doesn't considers their acquisition offers attractive and strict Chinese regulations. Statistics are...
- Regions eye growth abroad. Kovac, Matt // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;5/7/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 18, p14
The article reports on the significance of acquisitions for Middle Eastern and Asian countries according to business consultant Oliver Gawad. Chinese companies like Sinopec and PetroChina are continuing to focus adding capacity to local petrochemical operations, while forming joint ventures...
- NPRA '07: seeking new growth. Davis, Nigel // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;4/2/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 13, p19
The article discusses the condition of the chemical industry and its role in capital markets in the world. The article states the that the petrochemical business has globalized and has become part of the global capital markets. There is a growing opportunity for investment for the chemical...
- Impact on India of consolidation in the global petrochemical industry. Lashkari, Z. F. // Chemical Business;Mar2001, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p25
Discusses the impact of consolidation in the worldwide petrochemical industry on India. Motivation for consolidation; Overview of major consolidation activity worldwide; Benefits of the strategy; Description of the Indian scenario.
- Government Seeks Polyolefin Mergers. Wood, Andrew // Chemical Week;1/24/2001, Vol. 163 Issue 4, p17
Reports that Korea's Commerce, Industry and Energy Ministry is pushing for further consolidation of the country's eight polyolefin producers into four groups. Importance of mergers to the petrochemical industry; Production capacity of Korea's olefins and polyolefin producers.
- BASF, Shell approve Dutch SM-PO plant. Young, Ian // Chemical Week;4/16/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 15, p20
Reports on the approval given by BASF and Shell to Basell, their joint venture on styrene monomer-propylene oxide plant at Moerdijk. Construction of the plant; Capacity of the plant; Significance of the approval; Other information.
- China revamps petrochem industry. // Chemical Market Reporter;06/29/98, Vol. 253 Issue 26, p20
Reports that China is embarking on a major consolidation project to bring inefficient state-owned petrochemical firms up to speed as part of a comprehensive overhaul. Appointment of the State Petrochemical Industry Bureau to oversee the reorganization process; List of facilities that China...