Chemical compounds: Third-quarter 2015 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

November 2015
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Chemical compounds: Third-quarter 2015 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

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The chemicals sector saw strong growth in merger and acquisition value during the third quarter of 2015 when compared to the previous quarter.

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Chemical compounds is PwC's quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global chemicals sector. It 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:

  • The third quarter saw strong growth in value when compared to the second quarter.
  • Volume declined on both a sequential and year-over-year basis.
  • Private equity activity continued to decline in the third quarter, falling to only 16% of all chemical deal activity.
  • Both specialty and fertilizers & agricultural chemicals were strong, with each segment being responsible for more than 42% of activity.
  • Asia continues to drive deal volume with more than 42% of global activity.
  • Europe surged to almost half of the global activity for deal value.

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