Chemical compounds

First-quarter 2010 global chemicals industry M&A analysis

Making smarter deals in a changing environment: Due diligence

As the global economy recovers, deal making might offer the leverage chemical companies need to push ahead of the competition. And the companies with strong balance sheets and robust cash reserves will be in the best position for strategic merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities.

As strategic buyers take advantage of their ability to maneuver in a challenging environment, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) believes they will pursue deals that reposition their existing core businesses with a focus on cost and operational synergies.