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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26/02/15

2014 chemicals M&A surged in both volume and value terms reaching a 7-year high Average transaction and trading multiples now both at c. 10 x EBITDA Chemical companies’ increasing profitability […]

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31/01/15

Chemicals has been one of the most favored sectors for shareholder activists Chemical companies’ portfolio structures combined with high profitability will continue to be highly attractive to activist investors European […]

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January 5th, 2015 The Valence Group has advised The Dow Chemical Company on the sale of its global Sodium Borohydride business to Vertellus Specialty Materials LLC, a portfolio company of […]

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January 5th, 2015 The Valence Group has advised CBPE Capital (“CBPE”) on its sale of Warwick Chemicals to Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, which closed on December 31, 2014. […]

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December 2nd, 2014 The Valence Group has advised Accella Performance Materials, Inc. on the sale of certain specialty chemical assets to PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL). The divested assets are a […]

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30/11/14

Chemical company EBITDA trading multiples indicate high-end specialty chemicals now most fairly valued area M&A advisory boutiques continue to gain ground on the majors and recent court rulings regarding conflicts […]

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November 5th, 2014 The Valence Group has advised on the sale of HSC Corporation, the leading Chinese producer of electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries, to ChangYuan Group. The transaction values […]

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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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14/05/14

 Larger step-out M&A deals most admired by chemicals industry senior executives and advisors Chemicals M&A volumes continuing the upward trend at the end of 2013 with more larger transactions being […]

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April 22nd, 2014 The Valence Group has acted as M&A advisor for a company backed by the Permira funds on its acquisition of CABB Group from private equity firm Bridgepoint. […]

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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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April 1st, 2014 The Valence Group Honors this year’s winner of the ICIS Kavaler Award, Mr. Charles E. Bunch, Chairman and CEO of PPG Industries

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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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03/01/14

2013 H2 proved to be the strongest chemicals M&A market for the last three years Valuations of public chemical companies in US/Europe reached a 15 year high Chemical M&A transaction […]

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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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01/11/13

Shareholder activists increasingly scrutinising portfolio chemical companies with further investments expected A rush of $1bn+ transactions and increasing M&A volumes hitting a high in October 2013 prove chemical M&A is […]

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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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01/08/13

Valuation multiples remain slightly below historical levels but strong company profitability is fuelling higher transaction prices M&A volumes are increasing with a large number of potential transactions coming to 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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July 13, 2013 The Valence Group has acted as M&A advisor to Arsenal Capital on its purchase of ADCO Global from Aurora Group and its merger with portfolio company Royal […]

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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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01/04/13

Can a chemical company share price outperform its sub-sector peers? Companies strive to grow revenue and profitability with the aim of increasing their share price and valuation. However, to what […]

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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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February 27, 2013 The Valence Group has acted as M&A advisor to Tessenderlo Group on the intended sale of its Compounds activities to Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation. Terms of the transaction […]

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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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January 22nd, 2013 The Valence Group, the world’s largest chemicals and materials investment banking boutique, has hired Ian George as Managing Director.  Ian, who will be based in the firm’s […]

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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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January 14th, 2013 The Valence Group, the world’s largest chemicals and materials investment banking boutique, has hired Alex Khutorsky as Managing Director.  Alex, who will be based in the firm’s […]

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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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