We are the only global specialist chemicals M&A advisor and the only company ever to have conducted chemicals divestments across Europe, North and South America, India, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We advise public and private clients on divestments, acquisitions, mergers, fairness opinions and more specialised advisory services. Our clients include a broad range of companies from Dow, Evonik, DSM, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Eastman and Arkema to smaller private companies and private equity firms.
Our deep industry focus, global coverage, extensive senior executive network, independence and unparalleled execution experience across a range of complex chemical businesses make us an invaluable partner to clients. Our coverage extends across public and private companies and carve-outs.
We also have an exceptionally strong record of successful buy-side advisory assignments. Through our specialist industry knowledge, contacts and unique in-house chemicals analysis team, we are exceptionally well placed to advise on transactions, identify compelling targets for our clients and assist them in all aspects of the execution of the transaction.
MERGER AND JOINT VENTURE ADVISORY
A key part of many transactions is structured initially as a merger or joint venture. We have considerable know-how creating mergers where the mid and long term benefits are optimised for both parties with clear divestment options, timelines and governance.
Fairness opinions now face intense scrutiny and institutional shareholders are questioning the objectivity and expertise of bankers. Consequently, an opinion for Boards of Directors and Special Committees, from an independent firm which truly understands the business in which it is giving an opinion, is increasingly vital.
The Valence Group also supports it’s clients with additional tailored transactional advisory work that only a specialist chemicals advisor can deliver such as bid defence, valuation and litigation support. In the context of transactions, we also have experience providing specialist advice on areas such as environment liabilities, regulatory constraints, off-take contracts and shared services agreements.