M&A chugs at record pace

Chang, Joseph
June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business Americas;6/4/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 22, p20
Trade Publication
This article reports on the trends concerning mergers and acquisitions within the U.S. chemical industry. Consolidation activity is moving along at a near-record pace in 2007. Private equity is returning, even as strategic buyers continue to settle major deals. In the first quarter of 2007, the global chemical industry completed $8 billion in mergers and acquisitions. Private equity took an impressive five out of the top 10 deals. One of the notable acquisitions was Advent and Carlyle/H.C. Starck.


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