M&A to transform chemicals M&A to transform chemicals

Ticktin, Anton
May 2014
ICIS Chemical Business;5/5/2014, Vol. 287 Issue 17, p38
Trade Publication
The article examines consolidation and mergers of chemical industry companies. Forecasting that the number of mergers in 2014 could approach the record high set in 2007 is presented. The trend is attributed to factors including robust finances of many companies, low interest rates for corporate debt and the involvement of private equity. Step-out deals in which larger firms acquire smaller ones who produce specialized chemicals are examined.


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