PwC continues to have the leading market share in the chemical industry. We have worked with a diversified portfolio of public and private chemical companies and have a deep understanding of the assurance, business and tax issues facing the sector. With an uneven global recovery likely to accelerate international sourcing, marketing and deal considerations, our network is well-positioned to help clients with the timing and allocation of capital investments and to navigate changing global conditions around export controls, government contracting and shared services.

Chemical insights

Chemical compounds Chemical compounds: Q2 2014
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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Assessing tax: 2014 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and automotive sectors Assessing tax: 2014 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and automotive sectors
PwC’s annual issue of Assessing Tax provides a detailed analysis of tax rate metrics for 324 companies and highlights tax trends for aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, engineering and construction, industrial manufacturing and metals, and transportation and logistics companies. This issue includes a special report on the surge in international tax controversy.
Using innovation to drive sustainable growth in the chemicals industry Using innovation to drive sustainable growth in the chemicals industry
Chemical company executives who responded to a PwC survey on innovation and growth said that innovation is an important part of their company culture, but less than two thirds said that they have a clearly defined innovation strategy.
Shale gas: Reshaping the US chemicals industry Shale gas: Reshaping the US chemicals industry
Advances in horizontal drilling and fractionation of shale gas basins in North America are altering the chemicals industry value chain. In this analysis, we examine the immediate and longer term effects on the chemicals industry.
Gaining Altitude with PwC Issue 8 Tax technology: Creating a strategic asset
How do manufacturing companies use technology in their tax functions? PwC and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) surveyed more than 100 companies to uncover leading practices and challenges in applying technology to the tax function.
New! PwC's Industrial Insights blog New! PwC's Industrial Insights blog
Insights and commentary from Bob McCutcheon and other Industrial Products sector leaders. Join the conversation.
CShale gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing? Shale gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing?
A PwC analysis finds that full-scale and robust shale gas development through 2025 could yield a number of potential benefits for the industrial manufacturing, chemicals, and metals industries.
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How we can help: Deep industry experience, global reach

To learn more about how PwC can help address some of the key issues affecting the chemicals industry, review our issues below and access our chemicals publications.

Meet the Chemicals practice

Our practice is comprised of a global network of more than 2,700 partners and client service professionals. In addition to audit and tax services, our chemicals specialists deliver a wide range of industry-focused advisory services, such as mergers and acquisitions, sustainability, and enterprise risk management. Our professionals are recognized throughout the industry for their innovation in analyzing, developing and implementing tailored solutions for companies in the chemicals sector.

Our global network of professionals, and industry-specific training, thought leadership, benchmarking studies, events and roundtable discussions continue to demonstrate PwC's commitment to the chemicals industry.

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