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:
On a sequential basis we saw significant declines in both value and volume; however, when compared on a year-over-year basis there was a slight increase in both metrics.
Four megadeals deals in the first quarter, collectively valued at over $9.1 billion, drove more than 62 percent of the quarter’s deal value.
The proportion of acquisitions by financial investors so far in 2015 continued to increase, to 30.6 percent of deal volume.
Asia again led deal volume with 31 valued at almost $6.5 billion.
North America led deal value, with 9 deals valued at more than $10.7 billion.