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 […]

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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 […]

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11/04/18

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 […]

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27/03/18

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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13/10/17

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 […]

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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 […]

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30/05/17

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 […]

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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 […]

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  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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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03/01/17

2017 chemicals M&A expected to remain well above recent history as companies aggressively target M&A opportunities Businesses continue to divest intermediate chemicals as competition from China rises Analysis shows companies […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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30/09/16

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 […]

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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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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).  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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), […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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20/12/15

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 […]

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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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31/10/15

Oil price analysis demonstrates that the chemical industry has benefitted from high oil prices over the last 20 years Chemical company valuations remain robust despite recent market volatility with many […]

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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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October 6th, 2015 The Valence Group is acting as financial adviser to the Board of Directors of Canexus Corporation (TSX: CUS) on its business combination with Superior Plus Corporation (TSX: […]

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June 19th, 2015 The Valence Group has advised Arsenal Capital Partners on its sale of Royal Adhesives and Sealants to American Securities. Royal produces proprietary, high-performance adhesives and sealants. Financial […]

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April 30th, 2015 The Valence Group has advised Nubiola Group, a global producer of specialty colour pigments, on the sale of the company to Ferro Corporation.  Ferro will acquire 100% […]

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March 16th, 2015 The Valence Group is pleased to announce that it has advised Royal DSM on the creation of the partnership between it and CVC for Polymer Intermediates (caprolactam […]

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