Chemical compounds: Second-quarter 2014 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

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08/20/2014 by Industrial products
Chemical compounds: Second-quarter 2014 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

Chemicals M&A activity in the second quarter of 2014 more than doubled in value and volume when compared to the same period last year. Mid-market transactions accounted for 68% of total deal activity and over 20% of value.

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Welcome to Chemical Compounds, PwC's quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global chemicals sector that provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

Highlights of what this quarter's analysis revealed:

  • Despite 4 mega-deals, deal value declined in the second quarter.
  • Deal volume showed a significant uptick, gaining both sequentially and year over year.
  • Specialty chemicals acquisitions drove deal value in the second quarter.
  • The proportion of activity by acquirers from advanced economies continued to grow in the second quarter.
  • Asia and Oceania led global deal volume, with China as a key driver of Asian deal activity.

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