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14/09/16

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 […]

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14/09/16

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) […]

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14/09/16

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 […]

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14/09/16

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 […]

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14/09/16

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 […]

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14/09/16

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 […]

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14/09/16

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 […]

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14/09/16

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 […]

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11/08/16

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

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06/05/16

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 

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25/04/16

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 […]

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23/12/15

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 […]

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02/12/15

As emerging-market chemical groups expand their portfolios downstream, established companies are being squeezed and turning to specialties for growth Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Will Beacham, Joseph Chang & Stephen Burns […]

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09/11/15

Monday, 09 November 2015 Please click here to read the full article: www.icis.com

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28/10/15

Wednesday, 28 October 2015  Dow Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris Receives the 2015 ICIS Kavaler Award. Please click here to read the full article: www.businesswire.com

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27/10/15

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Stephen Burns | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–Chemtura’s divestment programme in 2013 and 2014 succeeded in delivering value to shareholders, but the shoe is now […]

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27/10/15

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Joseph Chang | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–US-based coatings company PPG Industries will continue to employ acquisitions to supplement organic growth, its executive chairman said […]

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27/10/15

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Joseph Chang | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–Companies viewing organic growth as a low-risk proposition while eschewing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as high risk may […]

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27/10/15

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Will Beacham | ICIS Chemical News NEW YORK (ICIS)–The current boom in chemicals mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will continue for the next 5-10 years as companies […]

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02/10/14

Tuesday, 2 October 2014 | Chris Bryant  Evonik prepares to join wave of Chemicals M&A Please click here to read the full article: www.ft.com

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17/08/14

Sunday, 17 August 2014 | Chris Bryant  Lanxess Chief warns it must turn round or become takeover target Please click here to read the full article: www.ft.com

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09/07/14

Wednesday, 9 July 2014  The Valence Group sponsors 2014 ICIS Kavaler Award event honoring LyondellBasell CEO Jim Gallogly. Please click here to read the full article: www.marketwatch.com

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14/04/14

Monday, 14 April 2014 | Michael McCoy Public Investors Eager For IPOs Lure Private Chemical Firms Please click here to read the full article: www.cen.acs.org

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22/01/14

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | David Benoit and Ben Lefebvre Dow Chemical Lands in Hedge Fund’s Sights Please click here to read the full article: www.wsj.com

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10/12/13

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | Chris Bryant US shale revolution puts squeeze on European chemicals groups Please click here to read the full article: www.financialtimes.com 

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07/10/13

Monday, 7 October 2013 | Quentin Webb Solvay Pays Up to Get Into Fracking Please click here to read the full article: www.nytimes.com

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01/10/13

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | Emily Chasan Activist Investors Go Big Please click here to read the full article: www.wsj.com

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26/09/13

Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Antoine Gara Bill Ackman Wins Air Products Management Shakeup Please click here to read the full article: www.thestreet.com

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26/09/13

Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Ben Lefebvre and David Benoit Air Products to Look for New CEO, Adds Directors Moves Come After William Ackman Took Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Industrial Gas Maker […]

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17/09/13

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Garima Goel and Swetha Gopinath Huntsman buying Rockwood’s pigments unit for $1.1 billion, plans IPO Please click here to read the full article: www.reuters.com

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12/08/13

Monday, 12 August 2013 | Vincent Ryan  Shareholders Getting Chummy with Activists Please click here to read the full article: www3.cfo.com

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08/08/13

Thursday, 8 August 2013 | Nat Rudarakanchana  Chemical Companies Face Slowdown In China And Europe, But Abenomics Could Save The Day For Japanese Chemical Industry Please click here to read the […]

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31/07/13

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | Adam Samson and Matt Egan Ackman Swoops in With $2.2B Bet on Air Products and Chemicals Please click here to read the full article: www.foxbusiness.com

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31/07/13

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | Ben Lefebvre Ackman’s Stake in Air Products & Chemicals Draws Attention to Little-Understood Company William Ackman’s brash move to buy a 9.8% stake in Air Products & […]

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24/07/13

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | Marie Cabural PepsiCo CFO Criticizes Peltz’ Proposal After Posting Strong Earnings Click here to read full article at www.valuewalk.com

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24/07/13

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | By Mani Michael Dell Ups Buyout Offer for Company To $13.75 Click here to read the full article at www.valuewalk.com

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18/06/13

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 | By Steve Gelsi Valence Group Banker Sees Good Mix of Chemical Deals Ahead Click here to read full article at www.pehub.com

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04/06/13

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Marielle Segarra How To Prevent a Shareholder Blowup Companies should anticipate and respond to shareholder concerns before they come to a head. Click here to […]

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02/04/13

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 | Biman Mukerji Indian Fertilizer Firms Hunt for Resources Click here to read full article: www.wsj.com

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25/03/13

Monday, 25 March 2013 | Antoine Gara Dell Reboots Takeover With Blackstone, Icahn Offers NEW YORK ( TheStreet) — The biggest private equity buyout since the financial crisis has received a […]

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25/03/13

Monday, 25 March 2013 | Jonathan Berr WILL MICHAEL DELL PLAY HARDBALL WITH RIVAL BIDS? He wants to buy the company he founded decades ago. But 2 other offers have come in […]

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22/03/13

Friday, 22 March 2013 | Javier E. David AS US ENERGY SECTOR FLOURISHES, SO DO KEY STOCKS Click here to read full article at www.cnbc.com The oil and gas development revolution […]

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16/02/13

Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | Matt Twomey WE KNOW M&A’S BACK—BUT WHERE’S IT GOING? Read full article at cnbc.com  M&A activity could be up some 50 percent this year, and analysts […]

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04/02/13

February 4, 2013 | Patrick Winters & Sheenagh Matthews Clariant Exit Seen Ending Leather-Chemical M&A False Starts Clariant AG (CLN)’s decision to sell its leather-chemicals business is poised to spark more deals in […]

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14/01/13

Monday, 14 January 2013 | Giles Turner Q&A: Hall expounds the intrinsic attractiveness of specialisation   Peter Hall co-founded the firm in 2008, with several fellow Bear Stearns alumni, to focus […]

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09/01/13

January 9, 2013 | Jonathan Shieber “Buyout Firms Will Head to the Chem Lab In 2013” Investment bankers, analysts and investors are predicting a busy year for buyout firms looking to […]

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21/12/12

21 December 2012 | Joseph Chang NEW YORK(ICIS)–There is a great will on the part of global chemical companies for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), but two major roadblocks are hindering activity […]

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20/12/12

Thursday, December 20 2012 | Bailey McCann Movers & Shakers: New Research Shows Big PE Play in the Chemical Industry Click here to view full article at www.opalesque.com Chemicals companies are […]

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