Chemical compounds: Third-quarter 2014 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

October 2014
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Chemical compounds: Third-quarter 2014 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

Chemicals M&A value in the quarter was the highest since the first quarter of 2011, and sector activity in 2014 is poised to show its highest annual value since at least 2010.

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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:

  • Despite a slight decline in deal volume, deal value grew significantly, sequentially and year over year.
  • Deal value was the highest since the first quarter of 2011.
  • Acquisitions by financial investors declined slightly.
  • Activity by acquirers in advanced economies declined.
  • US-based players (targets and acquirers) were involved in approximately one-third of this quarter’s deal volume and almost half of the quarter’s deal value.
  • Asia again led deal volume and North America led deal value.

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