Global Chemicals M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

July 2016

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Global Chemicals M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

Global Chemicals M&A deal volume remained upbeat. With 38 deals in Q2 2016, deal volume continued to recover since the recent low in Q3 2015 (26 deals). The aggregated value of announced deals now exceeded $60 billion three quarters in a row.

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Global Chemicals M&A Deals Insights is our new quarterly report on the merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector. Now featuring more in-depth data analysis and insights, this new publication aims to equip you with an executive overview, key trends and highlights, a list of the largest deals announced the quarter, key regional, investment, and sub-sector information, as well as PwC’s assessment of the M&A outlook for the sector.

Highlights of our second quarter 2016 analysis include:

  • Global chemicals deal activity increased in Q2 2016. This quarter, total deal value increased by 12% to $67.1B, while deal volume increased 52% to 38 deals announced in the quarter
  • Chemicals deal value is up significantly over the past year, increasing by 642% year-over-year
  • Deal value in Q2 2016 was driven by the fertilizers and agricultural chemicals category with 83% of the share of value, driven mainly by a $55.2 billion acquisition announced in the category
  • Financial buyers’ share of global chemicals M&A deal value remains low, at 3%
  • Though Asia and Oceania continue to lead in deal volume regionally, large deals in Europe and the United States have contributed to high deal value in those regions

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