Borealis AG to Acquire NOVA Chemicals Share in Novealis Joint Venture

Borealis AG and NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced last Thursday that they have reached an agreement for Borealis to buy NOVA Chemicals’ 50% ownership interest in Novealis Holdings LLC. Formed in 2018, Novealis is the joint venture between affiliates of Borealis and NOVA Chemicals, which subsequently formed a 50/50 joint venture with an affiliate of Total … Read more Borealis AG to Acquire NOVA Chemicals Share in Novealis Joint Venture

ChemChina, Sinochem Merge Agricultural Assets

ChemChina and Sinochem are consolidating their agricultural assets into a new holding company to be called Syngenta Group, ChemChina unit Syngenta said on Sunday. Chen Lichtenstein, current president and CEO of Shenzhen-listed crop protection company ADAMA, which will also be incorporated into the new group, will be nominated CFO of the newly formed Syngenta Group. … Read more ChemChina, Sinochem Merge Agricultural Assets

BASF Completes the Divestiture of its Ultrafiltration Membrane Business to DuPont

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont). The divestiture includes the shares of inge GmbH, the business’ headquarters and production site in Greifenberg, Germany, including all employees, its international sales force, and certain intellectual property previously owned by BASF SE. Financial details of … Read more BASF Completes the Divestiture of its Ultrafiltration Membrane Business to DuPont

Elkem to Acquire Chinese Silicone Elastomers Manufacturer

Elkem ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire Polysil, a leading Chinese silicone elastomer & resins material manufacturer with strong positions in baby care and food grade silicones, as well as silicone products for the electronics and medical markets. The companies have agreed an enterprise value for Polysil of up to RMB 941 million … Read more Elkem to Acquire Chinese Silicone Elastomers Manufacturer

SAFCO Acquires SABIC’s Agri-Nutrients Unit

The Saudi Arabian Fertiliser Company (SAFCO) agreed to acquire a unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to improve growth and look for new markets, the company said on Wednesday. SAFCO will acquire 100% of SABIC Agri Nutrients Investment Company, which is valued at 4.59 billion Saudi riyals ($1.2 billion) by way of an increase … Read more SAFCO Acquires SABIC’s Agri-Nutrients Unit

Tata Chemicals Acquires Remaining 25% in US Soda Ash JV

Tata Chemicals on Thursday said it has acquired the remaining 25 per cent stake in Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) Partners Holdings for $195 million. Following the transaction, Tata Chemicals ownership in Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) Partners has increased to 100 per cent. “Tata Chemicals, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Valley Holdings Inc, has acquired the remaining … Read more Tata Chemicals Acquires Remaining 25% in US Soda Ash JV

BASF to Sell Construction Chemicals Business to Lone Star Funds

BASF SE announced that it has entered a deal to sell its construction chemicals business to Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm for 3.17 billion euros ($3.5 billion). The deal, which has immediate effect upon BASF’s reporting, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, according to the statement. The deal … Read more BASF to Sell Construction Chemicals Business to Lone Star Funds

Ecolab Signs a Deal to Merge its Upstream Energy Business with Apergy

Specialty chemical company Ecolab Inc. will merge its upstream energy business, Nalco Champion LLC with oilfield services provider Apergy Corp. The combined entity is expected to have pro forma sales of roughly $3.5 billion for the year and adjusted EBITDA of about $615 million, according to a Dec. 19 news release. The deal values Nalco … Read more Ecolab Signs a Deal to Merge its Upstream Energy Business with Apergy

PolyOne to Acqure Clariant Masterbatches in $1.45B Deal

PolyOne Corp. announced that it had made a deal with Clariant AG to buy its masterbatches business for $1.45 billion. The deal is set for completion in the third quarter of 2020. The transaction values the Clariant business at $1.56 billion, representing roughly 11.1 times the annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). … Read more PolyOne to Acqure Clariant Masterbatches in $1.45B Deal

Hitachi in Talks to Sell Chemical Business to Showa Denko for $8.8 billion

Hitachi Ltd said on Wednesday it would sell its listed chemicals business to electronic materials maker Showa Denko as the Japanese industrial conglomerate overhauls its business portfolio. Hitachi will sell its 51% stake in Hitachi Chemical for 494 billion yen ($4.51 billion) to Showa Denko. Hitachi Chemical is a supplier of materials for semiconductors, displays … Read more Hitachi in Talks to Sell Chemical Business to Showa Denko for $8.8 billion

Ferro to Sell Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain

Ferro Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a company of the Esmalglass-Itaca-Fritta group, which is a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds. The deal was for $460 million in cash, with the potential for an additional $32 million in cash based on … Read more Ferro to Sell Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain

IFF to Acquire DuPont’s Nutrition Business for $26.2 Billion

IFF and DuPont announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the merger of IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The deal values the combined company at $45.4 billion on an enterprise value basis, reflecting a value of $26.2 billion for the N&B business based … Read more IFF to Acquire DuPont’s Nutrition Business for $26.2 Billion

Huntsman to Acquire Icynene-Lapolla for $350 Million

Huntsman Corporation announced its agreement to acquire Icynene-Lapolla, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications, from an affiliate of FFL Partners, LLC. Icynene-Lapolla has annual revenues of approximately $230 million with two manufacturing facilities located in Houston, Texas and Mississauga, Ontario.  Under terms … Read more Huntsman to Acquire Icynene-Lapolla for $350 Million

Nissan Chemical Acquires Fungicide Product Line from Corteva

Nissan Chemical Corporation announced the acquisition of the Quinoxyfen product line of fungicides from Corteva, Inc. The transaction includes all brands, including Quintec and Fortress and associated inventories. Quinoxyfen is a protectant fungicide highly effective in controlling powdery mildew in cereals, grapes, stone fruits, and vegetables such as cucurbits. It has a unique mode of … Read more Nissan Chemical Acquires Fungicide Product Line from Corteva

Indorama Acquires PET Recycler Green Fiber International

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical manufacturer, has acquired Green Fiber International Inc. (GFI), a recycling company in Fontana, California, USA. The facility produces Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) Flakes. The acquisition has a combined capacity of 40,000 tonnes/annum. Green Fiber International Inc. offers high-quality recycled PET bottle flakes for food contact to … Read more Indorama Acquires PET Recycler Green Fiber International

ONGC Shelves Plan to Sell Stake in OPAL Petchem Complex

Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) has shelved its stake sale plans for ONGC Petro Additions Ltd (OPaL) unable to attract a strategic partner, Livemint reported. OPaL, a joint venture between ONGC (49.4%), GAIL (India) Ltd (49.2%) and Gujarat State Petroleum Corp. Ltd (1.4%), has set up a grass root mega petrochemical complex at Dahej, … Read more ONGC Shelves Plan to Sell Stake in OPAL Petchem Complex

Glenwood Private Equity Firm Acquires SKC Kolon PI

Glenwood PE, a local private equity fund from S. Korea was selected the preferred bidder on Thursday to acquire a controlling stake in SKC Kolon PI Inc., a joint venture between South Korea’s SKC Co. and Kolon Industries Inc. that makes polyimide (PI) film. SKC and Kolon Industries said they’ve selected Glenwood PE as the … Read more Glenwood Private Equity Firm Acquires SKC Kolon PI

UPL to Acquire Chinese Agrochemical Company

UPL Ltd, an Indian agrochemical company said it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in Yoloo Laoting Bio-technology Co. Ltd, an agrochemical firm based in China’s Heibei province, from Beijing Yoloo Bio-Technology Corp. Ltd. UPL will own 75% stake in Yoloo Laoting for RMB 93.33 million ($13.3 million). The remaining 25% … Read more UPL to Acquire Chinese Agrochemical Company

Royal DSM to Acquire Royal CSK, Combining Complementary Strengths in Dairy

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced that it has reached agreement with the shareholders of specialty dairy solutions provider Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment C.V. for the acquisition of a 100% interest in the company for a cash consideration of about €150 million ($166 million). Subject to customary conditions, … Read more Royal DSM to Acquire Royal CSK, Combining Complementary Strengths in Dairy

PMC Acquires Lanxess’ Organotin Specialties Business

PMC Group N.A., Inc. and Lanxess Organometallics GmbH announced that the parties have reached an agreement whereby PMC’s European subsidiary will acquire the organotin specialties product line from Lanxess. The transaction is scheduled to close by year end, subject to customary closing conditions. The Business includes Lanxess’ global organotin catalyst, organotin specialties and intermediates product … Read more PMC Acquires Lanxess’ Organotin Specialties Business