October’s top stories: Interest in €10bn Bayer unit, Platform Specialty-Arysta deal
A number of private equity firms are looking to buy Bayer's €10bn MaterialScience unit, Platform Specialty Products concluded the $3.5bn Arysta LifeScience acquisition, while CF Industries ended merger talks with Yara International, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from October 2014.
September’s top stories: PTT's $22bn refinery, star-shaped molecule breakthrough
PTT and Saudi Aramco partnered for $22bn refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam, University of Manchester scientist achieved a breakthrough in creating a new star-shaped molecule, while AkzoNobel was solicited to buy Axalta Coating Systems for $7bn, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from September.
August’s top stories: Orica chemical spin off, Rabigh II integration
Orica plans to sell off its $1bn chemical unit, Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical to integrate Rabigh II into PetroRabigh, Solvay sells Eco Services business unit for $890m. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from August.
July Top Stories: Albemarle to buy Rockwood, FHR acquires PetroLogistics
Albemarle signed a deal to acquire rival company Rockwood Holdings in a $6.2bn deal, Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment has unveiled plans to build a $4.5bn methanol plant and deep-port export facility at Shoal Point in Texas, US, while Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has completed its acquisition of propylene producer PetroLogistics in a $2.1bn deal. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from June 2014.
June's top stories: Sipchem and Sahara merger on hold, CADE’s competition concerns
Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) and Sahara Petrochemical have shelved their plans to merge operations, The General Superintendence of Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) of Brazil has recommended blocking petrochemical firm Braskem's planned purchase of 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa over potential anti-competitive effects. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from June 2014.