Latest Intelligence on Chemicals in Europe

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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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BASF: not high on chemicals

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2001
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Bayer/Aventis: a healthy crop business

Published By Datamonitor
02 Oct 2001
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Bayer/Aventis: growth opportunities with CropScience

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2001
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Bayer: the end of an era?

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2001
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BOC: defying the downturn, mostly

Published By Datamonitor
08 Aug 2001
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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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E.ON: sacrifices needed for Powergen

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2001
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ICI: a sporting chance

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2001
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OMV/MOL: protectionist threat raised

Hungary's leading oil and gas company, MOL, objects strenuously to a potential acquisition by Austria's OMV and is partly relying upon the protectionist support of Hungary's socialist-led government to this end. This tactic, which is clearly against the spirit of EU energy liberalization, may backfire on MOL in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2007

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