Opinion on Chemicals in Netherlands

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DSM/Sabic: building focus and scale

DSM wants to focus on specialty chemicals, using the proceeds of the sale to fund acquisitions in that sector - so the higher than expected price will serve it well. Meanwhile, petrochemicals giant Sabic seems to be planning a major assault on Europe. It is likely to continue its M&A activity, perhaps with a bid for Eni's petrochemicals operations.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2002
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Vopak: splitting operations

The new company will take the chemical distribution operations, leaving Vopak free to concentrate on its logistics and storage operations. Splitting its distribution and logistics activities into different companies should improve the potential for growth in each individual area.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2002
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Akzo Nobel/Schering-Plough: good deal all round

Following months of speculation, the hybrid Dutch group Akzo Nobel has announced its decision to sell its healthcare business unit following a lucrative $14 billion cash offer from Schering-Plough. The US pharmaceutical company stands to gain access to one of the strongest women's health portfolios in the industry, and a CNS franchise that boasts a potential blockbuster in asenapine.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2007

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