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EVERCHEM UPDATE: VOL. 06 – Private Equity Kings

EVERCHEM UPDATE: VOL. 06 – Private Equity Kings

Dry powder in abundance, the PE boys are looking to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs to build platforms of scale, promising the power of a national operation while keeping local relationships and an entrepreneurial culture. [Company Name] could be an excellent partner.

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Security at BASF

Security at BASF

A brief word about your background: you were previously with VW, and before that with Mediamarkt-Saturn. You were also with the police in Lower Saxony for 17 years — and can look back at some time spent in Afghanistan and Libya. The strong international aspect of your career will certainly help you with your new job …

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Getting Serious

US – Brenntag, a global market leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, has confirmed the possibilities of a mega-merger in global chemical distribution after it held preliminary discussions with Univar Solutions over a potential acquisition.

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TSCA Price Hikes

TSCA Price Hikes

EPA proposes significant increases in fees, summarized in Table 5 of the proposed rule, including:

PMN fee of $45,000 increased from $19,020.

LVE fee of $13,200 increased from $5,590.

EPA-initiated risk evaluation fee of $5,081,000 collectively, increased from $2,560,000.

Test order fee $25,000, increased from $11,650.

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Wow

Germany’s Brenntag SE is exploring a potential acquisition of US rival Univar Solutions Inc. that would cement its position as the world’s biggest chemical distributor and create a company with more than $30 billion in sales, people familiar with the matter said.

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New Home Sales Surge

New Home Sales Surge

The magical numbers from NAR showed new home sales rose 7.5% MoM (massively different from the 5.5% decline expected) which leaves new home sales down 5.8% YoY…

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Demographic Changes and Growth in the USA

The United States has famously been called a melting pot, due its demographic makeup of various cultures, races, religions, and languages. But what shape does that mixture take? And how has it changed over time?

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LyondellBasell Ethylene to Propylene

LyondellBasell Ethylene to Propylene

The potential expansion would involve building a new propylene facility using LyondellBasell’s existing technology to convert ethylene into propylene for use in the production of polypropylene and propylene oxide.

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Imports Shifting

Imports Shifting

The Port of Los Angeles reported yet another month of falling volumes on Tuesday, as the import pendulum continues to swing away from the West Coast and toward container shipping gateways on the East and Gulf coasts.

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