Under Pressure

Fermont, Marc
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/7/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 1, p28
Trade Publication
The article reports that private equity players have come to dominate the global chemical distribution sector, but cartel investigations in Europe and the increasing cost of debt means the sector will be under pressure in 2008. Private equity interest in this sector stems from the fact that the European distributor scene is less consolidated than in North America. Several European countries offer a favorable tax environment to private equity investors and competition agencies recently started to look into the chemical distribution market dynamics.


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