Announcements and updates regarding merger and acquisition activities.


Valfilm Purchases Dow Films Plant

Valfilm North America Inc. recently announced the close of the purchase of The Dow Chemical Co.’s Polyolefin Films plant in Findlay, Ohio.
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Univar Acquires Brazilian Distributor

Univar Inc. recently announced it has acquired D’Altomare Quimica Ltda., a Brazilian distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, through Univar Brasil Ltda.
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AkzoNobel Announces Divestment of Eka Synthomer

AkzoNobel recently announced the €5 million (~ $6 million) divestment of its 50% share in non-consolidated joint venture Eka Synthomer Oy to Synthomer.
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Celanese Acquires Cool Polymers

Celanese Corp. recently announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Cool Polymers Inc.
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Maroon Group Acquires Addipel

Maroon Group LLC recently announced it has acquired Addipel LLC, a custom blender and re-packager based in Avon Lake, Ohio.
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Archroma to Acquire BASF Textile Chemicals Business

Archroma recently announced it has entered an agreement to acquire the global textile chemicals business of BASF.
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Graco to Sell Liquid Finishing Business

Graco Inc. recently announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the Liquid Finishing business assets that were purchased as part of Graco’s acquisition of the Finishing Brands business from Illinois Tool Works (ITW).
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Protex International Acquires Chartwell

The acquisition, which joins the Protex International Group, will reportedly offer high-technology products that meet current and future regulations.
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Rockwood Completes Sale of Pigments Business to Huntsman

Rockwood Holdings Inc. recently announced it completed the previously announced sale of its Titanium Dioxide Pigments and four other, non-strategic businesses to Huntsman Corp.
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Henkel to Acquire the Bergquist Co.

Henkel recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Bergquist Co.
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