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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27/02/13

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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22/01/13

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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14/01/13

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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08/01/13

January 8th, 2013 The Valence Group has acted as M&A adviser to Golden Gate Capital on its acquisition of ArrMaz Custom Chemicals (“ArrMaz”) from private equity firm Snow Phipps. Terms […]

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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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18/12/12

December 17, 2012 | Ed Crooks Chemical boom hit by construction costs Click here to read the full article on the Financial Times One consequence of the rising surge of investment in US […]

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17/12/12

December 17th, 2012 The Valence Group, a specialist M&A investment bank offering advisory services to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors, has advised Niacet Corporation on […]

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02/12/12

Despite macroeconomic uncertainty, chemicals M&A ended 2012 strongly and this should continue in 2013. Fundamental structural change, due to increased activity by Asian and Middle Eastern companies, is impacting the […]

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21/11/12

21 November 2012  Chemical Companies are Continuing to Seek Growth Opportunities   Mergers & Acquisitions – Almost 35% of chemicals M&A transactions currently involve Asia or the Middle East. With […]

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13/11/12

November 13, 2012 | Prudence Ho Chemical Sector Begins to Simmer Click here to view the full article on The Wall Street Journal After a lackluster few quarters, as economic uncertainty globally […]

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12/11/12

November 12, 2012 | Andrew Noel Borealis Acquires Plastomers Venture From Exxon, Royal DSM Click here to view full article at www.bloomberg.com Borealis AG agreed to buy a plastomers joint […]

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10/11/12

Joseph Chang | ICIS Click here to read the full interview at ICIS.com NEW YORK (ICIS)–US chemical merger and acquisition (M&A) activity should get a boost following the US presidential […]

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09/11/12

Joseph Chang | ICIS Click here to read the full article at ICIS.com After all the hard campaigning, billions of dollars in political advertising, the rhetoric, the debates and posturing, […]

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01/11/12

1 November 2012 | Agustino Fontevecchia The $2.5 trillion chemicals industry provides a good vantage point from which to observe the state of the global economy, as many of its products […]

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14/10/12

Almost 35% of chemicals M&A transactions currently involve Asia or the Middle East. With this forecast to increase, a wider group of buyers are evaluating a broader range of chemical […]

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24/09/12

September 24th, 2012 The Valence Group has advised IGM on the sale of the company to NY-based private equity firm, Arsenal Capital, that specializes in making investments in middle market […]

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21/09/12

21 September 2012 | Patrick Winters Syngenta to Buy Biotech Seedmaker Devgen for $523 Million Syngenta AG (SYNN) agreed to buy Devgen (DEVG) for about 403 million euros ($523 million) as […]

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18/09/12

McIntosh: How the Boutique Model is Challenging the Large Investment Banks Compared to the scale of operations of the likes of Goldman Sachs, the boutique investment bank is a more […]

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20/07/12

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19/07/12

19 July 2012 | Ernest Scheyder Georgia Gulf doubles in size with PPG chlorine deal (Reuters) – Georgia Gulf Corp GGC.N struck a deal to buy PPG Industries Inc’s (PPG.N) commodity […]

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02/07/12

What drives chemical company valuations? The second Valence Group newsletter focuses on the theme of valuation. After seeing many investment bank presentations with scatter diagrams professing to show barely discernible […]

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15/06/12

15 June 2012 Fertilizer Industry Performs Best, Biofuels Worst among Chemical Sub-Sectors The fertilizer industry has been the best share performer over the past five years, and biofuels industry shares […]

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28/05/12

28 May 2012 | Giles Turner & Tom Osborn More hires than fires lift some market gloom While the majority of firms are cutting staff a few opportunistic banks and boutiques in the […]

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21/05/12

21 May 2012 | Andrea Tse & Shanthi Bharatwaj Stocks Snap Losing Streak in Style   Wall Street gets a lift from M&A activity and news that the Chinese government plans to […]

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20/05/12

Evonik IPO to underscore its key role Click here to read article

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04/05/12

4 May 2012 Investors underestimate opportunity in agriculture SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Investors have been put off by weak performance in most agricultural markets, but prices at these levels may […]

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26/04/12

April 26th, 2012 The Valence Group hasadvised Arsenal Capital on the sale to BASF of Novolyte, a leading global producer of electrolyte materials for lithium batteries and high-performance solvents. The […]

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14/03/12

Welcome to the first issue of the Valence Chemicals M&A Review.It is our aim in these Reviews to deliver some analytical perspectives on the chemicals and materials M&A market and […]

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10/03/12

The Valence Group is advising Arkema on its announced project for the sale of its tin stabilizer business to PMC Group, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, a manufacturer of performance […]

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01/02/12

The Valence Group has launched The Valence Global Chemicals Indices, a unique benchmark and share performance tool for the diversified global chemicals industries. The Valence Global Chemicals Indices break down […]

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27/01/12

The Valence Group acts as independent advisor to the Board of Directors of Solutia in relation to the acquisition of Solutia by Eastman Chemical Company The Valence Group, a specialist […]

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17/01/12

The Valence Group, a specialist M&A investment bank offering advisory services to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors, has advised Kennametal (NYSE: KMT) on its proposed […]

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09/01/12

The Valence Group, a specialist M&A investment bank offering advisory services to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors, advised TA Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm, […]

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03/10/11

The Valence Group acts as M&A advisor to PolyOne (NYSE:POL) on Agreement to Acquire ColorMatrix Group, Inc. PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services […]

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