Valence Chemicals M&A Conference 2019

 Increasingly challenging anti-trust regulatory environment Double-digit multiples continue to prevail in chemicals acquisitions Acquirers focused on long-term strategies, despite short-term macro noise Plenty of room for more consolidation in fragmented […]

November 2019 – Valence Newsletter

Chemicals M&A volumes and valuations have picked up in the second half of 2019 despite slowing global growth Over 50% of the chemical industry is now consolidated and selected performance […]

The Valence Group advises SK Capital on acquisition of PP&S Division from PolyOne

October 29, 2019 The Valence Group advises SK Capital on acquisition of PP&S Division from PolyOne The Valence Group has advised SK Capital on its acquisition of the Performance Products […]

The Valence Group advises CPS Performance Materials on acquisition of GEO Specialty Chemicals

September 5, 2019 The Valence Group advises CPS Performance Materials on acquisition of GEO Specialty Chemicals The Valence Group has advised CPS Performance Materials (“CPS”) on its acquisition of GEO […]

The Valence Group advises Indorama Ventures on acquisition of Huntsman Integrated Oxides & Derivatives

August 7, 2019 The Valence Group advises Indorama Ventures on acquisition of Huntsman Integrated Oxides & Derivatives The Valence Group has advised Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited on its acquisition […]

June 2019 – Valence Newsletter

Chemical M&A and valuations unchanged in 2019 despite more volatile equity markets Higher tier and more focused specialty chemical companies now almost double the valuation of diversified/commodity peers With M&A […]

The Valence Group advises Arkema on acquisition of ArrMaz from Golden Gate

May 16, 2019 The Valence Group advises Arkema on acquisition of ArrMaz from Golden Gate The Valence Group has advised Arkema S.A. on its acquisition of ArrMaz Products LP from […]

The Valence Group Advises INEOS on Acquisition of N.A. TiO2 Business from Tronox

May 02, 2019 The Valence Group Advises INEOS on Acquisition of N.A. TiO2 Business from Tronox The Valence Group acted as financial advisor to INEOS Enterprises, a division of INEOS, […]

The Valence Group Advises INEOS On The Sale Of INEOS Melamines And Paraform To Prefere Resins

April 24, 2019 The Valence Group advises INEOS On The Sale Of INEOS Melamines And Paraform To Prefere Resins The Valence Group acted as financial advisor to INEOS Enterprises, a […]

The Valence Group advises Dunes Point on its sale of Miller Chemical & Fertilizer to JM Huber

April 1, 2019 The Valence Group advises Dunes Point on its sale of Miller Chemical & Fertilizer to JM Huber  The Valence Group advised Dunes Point Capital, LP on its […]

The Valence Group Advises Solenis on its combination with BASF Paper and Water Chemicals

February 6, 2018 The Valence Group advises Solenis on its combination with BASF Paper and Water Chemicals The Valence Group advised Solenis on its combination with BASF of their paper […]

The Valence Group Advises Golden Gate on Acquisition of Active Minerals

November 19, 2018 Valence Advises Golden Gate on Acquisition of Active Minerals The Valence Group acted as financial advisor to Golden Gate Capital on its announced acquisition of Active Minerals […]

The Valence Group Advises INEOS Enterprises on Its Acquisition of Ashland’s Composites Business and BDO Facility in Germany

November 15, 2018 The Valence Group Advises INEOS Enterprises on Its Acquisition of Ashland’s Composites Business and BDO Facility in Germany The Valence Group acted as financial advisor to INEOS […]

Pool of larger chems players narrowing, M&A values continue to heat

October 23, 2018 | Source: ICIS News | Tom Brown LONDON (ICIS)–Massive consolidation in the upper echelons of the chemicals industry in recent years has dramatically reduced the number of independent producers […]

October 2018 – Valence Newsletter

 Consolidation has precipitated a sharp decline in number of $1bn+ independent specialty chemical companies Buoyed by M&A and resilient profitability, specialty chemical trading multiples continue to outperform and are now […]

The Valence Group advises Itaúsa on sale of Brazilian Chemical Co Elekeiroz to H.I.G. Capital

June 19, 2018 The Valence Group advises Itaúsa on sale of Brazilian Chemical Co Elekeiroz to H.I.G. Capital The Valence Group acted as advisor to Itaúsa on its sale of […]

The Valence Group advises ChemicaInvest on sale of Fibrant’s Caprolactam business to Highsun

May 17, 2018  The Valence Group advises ChemicaInvest on sale of Fibrant’s Caprolactam business to Highsun The Valence Group has advised ChemicaInvest, a joint venture between CVC Capital Partners and […]

April 2018 – Valence Newsletter

Chemicals M&A remains strong and the outlook for 2018 continues to be robust as company profits stay high Number of quality M&A targets decreasing as consolidation gathers speed and more […]

The Valence Group Advises Carlyle on the Acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals unit

Akzo Nobel Sells Chemicals Unit to Carlyle for $12.5 Billion   March 27, 2018 | Andrew Marc Noel Akzo Nobel NV’s sale of its specialty chemicals unit to U.S. private equity firm Carlyle […]

The Valence Group advises the Board of Directors of US Silica on its acquisition of EP Minerals

March 23, 2018 The Valence Group advises the Board of Directors of US Silica on its acquisition of EP Minerals The Valence Group provided a fairness opinion to the Board […]

The Valence Group advises SK Capital on acquisition of ICL’s Fire Safety & Oil Additives Businesses

December 11th, 2017 The Valence Group advises SK Capital on its acquisition of ICL’s Fire Safety and Oil Additives Businesses The Valence Group acted as lead financial advisor to SK Capital […]

October 2017 – Valence Newsletter

Profit growth is driving chemicals EV/EBITDA trading multiples which have hit an all-time high High tier specialty chemicals and additives companies benefitting most with multiples increasing from c. 10 to […]

The Valence Group issues fairness opinion to SK Capital in connection with Archroma

August 18, 2017 The Valence Group has provided a fairness opinion to SK Capital Partners, LP in connection with its recapitalization of Archroma, including investments made by various affiliates of […]

Partner Kirk Mcintosh comments in the FT on the global wave of deals in the chemicals sector

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Michael Pooler Hunt for earnings growth reshapes chemicals sector Wave of deals across the diverse industry is being spurred by chance to cut costs. From cosmetics […]

The Valence Group issues fairness opinion to Quaker in combination with Houghton

April 6th, 2017 The Valence Group has provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) in connection with its recently announced combination with […]

The Valence Group has advised New Mountain Capital Partners on its acquisition of Gelest

  April 4, 2017 – The Valence Group has advised New Mountain Capital Partners on its acquisition of Gelest.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. About Gelest Headquartered […]

The Valence Group advises Niacet on its sale to SK Capital

February 3rd, 2017 SK Capital is recapitalizing Niacet in partnership with Kelly Brannen, who will continue to serve as CEO and retain a significant stake in the Company. The transaction […]

The Valence Group advises Dow on the sale of SAFECHEM to CBPE

January 10th, 2017 The Valence Group has advised The Dow Chemical Company on the sale of SAFECHEM Europe GmbH to CBPE Capital LLP, a London-based private equity investor.  SAFECHEM, headquartered […]

The Valence Group advises Canexus on its sale to Chemtrade

December 16th, 2016 The Valence Group has advised Canexus Corporation (TSX: CUS) on its sale to Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TSE: CHE.UN) for cash consideration of C$1.65 per common share, […]

The Valence Group advises Evonik on its acquisition of Huber

December 12th, 2016 The Valence Group has advised Evonik on its acquisition of the silica business of J.M. Huber for $630 million. Huber Silica is a world class, global precipitated […]

September 2016 – Valence Newsletter

No slowdown in chemicals M&A activity as structural realignment, low growth and strong profits continue to underpin the market Companies are optimizing M&A through additional cost synergies, scale benefits and […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – Customer, cultural synergies drive Kraton cost dividend

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | Nigel Davis | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–Newly named Kraton Corporation is running at or above its […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – Global chem M&A could surpass $200bn

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | Will Beacham | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–Current record levels of global chemical industry mergers and acquisition (M&A) […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – M&A helped drive Valspar outperformance

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | Joe Chang | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–US-based coatings company Valspar employed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to help achieve […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – CCMP exec explains keys to successful M&A

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | US CCMP exec explains keys to successful M&A | Joe Chang | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–Persistence and creativity […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – Retaining acquired talent key to driving synergies

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | Retaining acquired talent key to driving synergies | Nigel Davis  | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–The rapid removal […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – High valuations, ‘synergised’ multiples a challenge for M&A

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | High valuations, ‘Synergised’ multiples a challenge for M&A – AkzoNobel | Joe Chang  | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – INEOS Enterprises behaves like a private equity group

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | INEOS Enterprises behaves like a private equity group: CEO | Will Beacham  | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–INEOS […]

News from The Valence Group Conference – Vectra weighs options for Borchers additives segment

The Valence Group Global Chemicals M&A Conference Wednesday, 14 September 2016 | US Vectra weighs options for Borchers additives segment | Nigel Davis  | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–US specialty […]

Bloomberg News: The Valence Group advises Safripol on its sale to KAP

10, August 2016 Please click here to read the full article: www.bloomberg.com

The Valence Group advises Safripol on its sale to KAP

August 10th, 2016 The Valence Group has advised Safripol Holdings Proprietary Limited (“Safripol”) on its sale to KAP Industrial Holdings Limited (“KAP”) for an enterprise value of ZAR4.1bn (c. US$310m).  […]

The Valence Group advises INEOS on the sale of INEOS Styrenics to Synthos

May 10th, 2016 The Valence Group has advised INEOS Group AG on its sale of INEOS Styrenics, a producer of high quality expandable polystyrene for the building, construction and packaging […]

The Valence Group advises Evonik on the Acquisition of the Performance Materials Business of Air Products

May 9th, 2016 The Valence Group has advised Evonik Industries AG on its recently announced acquisition of the Performance Materials business of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. for an enterprise […]

The Valence Group Advises Evonik on the Acquisition of the Performance Materials Business of Air Products

Evonik Buys $3.8 Billion Chemical Unit From Air Products Friday, 6 May 2016 | Andrew Marc Noel, Sheenagh Matthews & Aaron Kirchfeld Please click here to read the full article: www.bloomberg.com 

Jim Ratcliffe, INEOS Chairman, to Receive the 2016 ICIS Kavaler Award Sponsored by The Valence Group

Monday, 25 April 2016  The 2016 ICIS Kavaler Award, sponsored by The Chemists’ Club, and in association with The Valence Group, will be awarded to Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of INEOS, in […]

The Valence Group advises Eurazeo on its acquisition of Novacap from Ardian

April 11th, 2016 The Valence Group has advised Eurazeo on its acquisition of Novacap, a global participant in the pharmaceutical and chemicals industry, for an enterprise value of €654m ($746m1), […]

The Valence Group Hires Matthew Page as Director

April 1st, 2016 The Valence Group, the world’s largest chemicals and materials investment banking boutique, has hired Matthew Page as Director. Matthew, who will be based in the firm’s New […]

The Valence Group advises Berwind on the sale of Specialty Coating Systems to KISCO of Japan

January 8th, 2016 The Valence Group has advised Berwind Corporation on its sale of Specialty Coating Systems to KISCO Holding, Inc., a Delaware subsidiary of KISCO, Ltd., an Osaka, Japan-based, […]

OUTLOOK 2016: Europe M&A blockbusters leave no spare change

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 | Jonathan Lopez LONDON (ICIS)–Europe’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2015 were marked by two blockbuster deals which paradoxically did not have Europe as its epicentre, with […]

December 2015 – Valence Newsletter

Chemicals M&A hits an all-time high in 2015 and 2016 looks on track to continue the trend Almost 60 large specialty chemicals transactions greater than $1bn in last five years […]