Global M&A Snaps Back, A Strong 2011 Expected

February 2011
Chemical Week;2/21/2011, Vol. 173 Issue 5, p25
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the growth of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global chemical industry in 2010. During the year, some 36 billion dollars in chemical deals were completed, an increase of 44% from 2009, notes Peter Young, president of Young & Partners. According to Telly Zachariades, partner with The Valance Group, the rise in M&A activity in 2010 was driven by constrained activity in 2008 and 2009. Meanwhile, John Beagle, managing director at Grace Matthews, expects that private equity will be active on the buy and sell side.


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