Apr. 17, 2018Topics
For the global specialty chemicals sector, the past two years have been among the most exciting of the young millennium. Many mergers and acquisitions were in the spotlight in 2017 and more have moved into it in 2018. Two of the biggest ...
Mar. 15, 2018News & Opinions
US chemicals company Huntsman has acquired Demilec, a leading North American manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems, from an affiliate of private equity group Sun Capital Partners.
Jan. 26, 2018News & Opinions
In a surprise move, Saudi Arabian petrochemicals and plastics producer SABIC has stepped in as a white knight to rescue Swiss specialty chemicals producer Clariant from the jaws of two ravenous US hedge funds.
Jan. 15, 2018News & Opinions
Switzerland’s stock exchange SIX is investigating specialty chemicals producer Clariant on grounds it may have breached the market’s ad hoc disclosure requirements when launching its bid to acquire Huntsman in May 2017.
Dec. 06, 2017News & Opinions
Venator Materials, which incorporates the spun-off TiO2 and specialty additives business of US chemical producer Huntsman, has completed the second round of a second, upsized, initial public offering (ipo).
Nov. 27, 2017Topics
In a little over a year, the UK will be withdrawing from the European Union. Yet the future of the country and its chemicals industry is even more uncertain now than it was when a majority of UK voters decided, in June 2016 to back Brexit.
Nov. 27, 2017News & Opinions
Following a supervisory board meeting and a first face-to-face encounter with activist investor White Tale last week, Swiss specialty chemicals producer Clariant said it would proceed with management’s plan to “define a ...
Oct. 31, 2017News & Opinions
Following Swiss speciality chemicals producer Clariant’s decision last week to back away from the $20 bn merger with Huntsman announced in May – citing uncertainty over gaining the required approval by two-thirds of its ...
Oct. 27, 2017News & Opinions
In a move that surprised some but others had anticipated, the transatlantic multi-billion dollar fusion of the two specialty chemicals producers Clariant of Switzerland and Huntsman of the US has been called off.
Oct. 06, 2017News & Opinions
In what it regards as a “potential game-changer for the industry”, AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has developed a novel technology for producing ethylene amines and derivates from ethylene oxide. According to ...
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