As cash-rich buyers from emerging nations find themselves competing more frequently with Western peers and private equity for the same assets, Clearwater Corporate Finance has launched a bi-annual report to provide analysis on global trends in M&A across the chemicals industry.
Clearwater’s inaugural edition of The Alchemist provides commentary on a range of issues affecting and involving chemicals businesses. These include a round-up of recent high-profile transactions, views on global economic prospects, and interviews with leaders of a number of the sector’s larger players.
Boasting an illustrious career over three decades in the chemicals industry, chairman of Warwick International, David Greensmith, talks to Clearwater about the keys to management success and the challenges facing companies as they seek to innovate in the current economic environment.
And following a successful turnaround and return to sustainable profitability, Pentagon Chemicals’ chief executive, Allan Laing, explains why he appointed Clearwater as his retained M&A adviser following a beauty parade of nine advisers.
Constantine Biller, partner in the chemicals team at Clearwater, said: “Recent M&A activity in the global chemicals industry demonstrates that many companies have turned their focus towards long-term strategic planning. They have used the economic downturn to build their balance sheets and are now in a position to turn their attention to acquisitions.
“In light of what appears to be a sustainable level of M&A activity in the global chemicals sector, this seemed like the perfect time to launch The Alchemist. By working with our colleagues from across the globe and speaking to key players from within the industry, the publication aims to provide an independent view of the chemicals sector for both businesses and investors.”
Read The Alchemist here.