Mergers/Acquisitions

AGC Acquires Kashima Chemical

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently announced it has made an agreement with ADEKA Corp. to acquire all 787,500 ordinary shares of Kashima Chemical Co. Ltd.
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Arsenal Capital Partners Acquires Dash Multi-Corp.

Arsenal Capital Partners recently announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dash Multi-Corp., a manufacturer of formulated polyurethane, vinyl plastisol and specialty coatings.
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PPG to Acquire AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

PPG Industries recently announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel N.V.
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Saiden Technologies Gains Ownership from Parent Company, Changes Name to STI Polymer

The management of Saiden Technologies Inc. recently announced that it has acquired all of the company’s stock from its parent company, Saiden Chemical of Japan.
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Uni-World and Brightwood Acquire VanDeMark Chemical

Uni-World Capital L.P., a private equity firm, and Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC, a private investment firm, recently announced they have jointly acquired VanDeMark Chemical Inc.


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Royal Holdings Acquires Adhesives Packaging Specialties

Royal Holdings Inc., a holding company of Arsenal Capital Partners, recently announced that it has acquired the stock of Adhesives Packaging Specialties Inc. (APS) through its Royal Packaging Specialties subsidiary.
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National Pump to Purchase American Turbine Pump

The Gorman-Rupp Co. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, National Pump Co., has reached an agreement in principle to purchase the business of American Turbine Pump Companies (ATP).
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DKSH Acquires Distributor Staerkle & Nagler

The deal reportedly makes the DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials the only company in the chemicals distribution sector with blanket coverage in Asia and Western Europe.
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Nordson Acquires Assets of Kodama

Nordson Corp. recently announced it has purchased certain assets of Kodama Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., a licensed distributor for Nordson’s EDI business in Japan.
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PPG to Acquire Spraylat

PPG Industries recently announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Spraylat Corp., a privately owned industrial coatings company.
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