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

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

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The chemicals sector saw strong volume growth in mergers and acquisitions activity in the second quarter of 2015

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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:

  • The second quarter saw strong growth in volume, however, value declined substantially.
  • The specialty chemical segment remained attractive to investors, accounting for more than half of the quarter’s value.
  • Financial investor activity once again advanced as a proportion of deal volume, representing 39.2% of deals in 2Q 2015 compared to 30.6% last quarter and 20.9% during 2Q 2014.
  • Megadeals had been key drivers of deal value in recent quarters and 2Q 2015 only had one, valued at almost $1.5 billion.
  • Asia & Oceania were most active in deal making in terms of both volume and value during the second quarter.

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