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Bayer Reduces Covestro Stake

Bayer sells 9.4 percent stake in Covestro for 1.2 billion euros


FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German drugs and pesticides group Bayer has further reduced its holding in Covestro to 31.5 percent from 40.9 percent by selling 19 million shares in the plastics business for a total of 1.2 billion euros.

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One Rock to Buy FXI

One Rock to buy foam producer FXI

One Rock Capital Partners LLC has agreed to acquire foam producer FXI from MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC and Black Diamond Capital Management L.L.C.

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M&A in 2017

Chemical M&A Market – Fire and Ice
30 August 2017 22:34 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

Looking back a few years, the global chemical M&A market in dollar terms increased from 2012 through the 2015 peak,

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DowDuPont Is Born

DowDuPont™ Merger Successfully Completed
Fri September 1, 2017 6:30 AM|PR Newswire

PR NewswireMIDLAND, Mich., and WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —  Read more

Platform Changes

Platform Specialty Products Separates MacDermid Into Own Unit

MacDermid Performance Solutions encompasses acquisitions it has made over the years, including Enthone and OMG.

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IMCD Acquires L.V. Lomas

IMCD to acquire the Canadian and US specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor L.V. Lomas
By GlobeNewswire,  August 04, 2017, 01:00:00 AM EDT

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Q2 M&A Transactions

Chemical Deal Results


Post Capital
Dubois Chemical (The Jordan Company)
BHS Specialty Chemical (manufacturer and distributor of food safety and water treatment solutions)
2nd Quarter 2017

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Polytek Inks Acquisition

Polytek® Development Corp. Announces Acquisition of Raw Material Suppliers

EASTON, Pa. and SAN MARCOS, Calif., July 25,

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