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  • Yesterday, 3:55 AM
    • Belgian chemicals group Solvay (OTCPK:SOLVY) has agreed to sell its Acetow unit, which makes material used in cigarette filters, to Blackstone (NYSE:BX) for €1B, including debt.
    • "Acetow is a commodity business that is going through a decreasing market," said Pascal Juery, head of the division. "It didn't fit the group's strategy anymore."
    | Yesterday, 3:55 AM | 11 Comments
  • Dec. 2, 2015, 9:03 AM
    • The European Commission has approved Belgian chemical group Solvay's (OTCPK:SVYZY) planned $5.5B purchase of Cytec Industries (NYSE:CYT).
    • The decision is conditional on Solvay divesting activities in phosphor-based solvent extraction, used in the mining sector to separate cobalt from nickel.
    • Previously: Solvay to buy Cytec (Jul. 29 2015)
    | Dec. 2, 2015, 9:03 AM
  • Jul. 29, 2015, 3:01 AM
    • Belgian chemical group Solvay (OTCPK:SVYZY) has agreed to buy Cytec Industries (NYSE:CYT) for $6.4B, including debt, to become the world's second-largest maker of aerospace composite materials.
    • The Belgian group will finance the transaction with a €1.5B ($1.66B) rights issue, €1B of hybrid instruments and a senior debt issue.
    | Jul. 29, 2015, 3:01 AM
  • Sep. 4, 2014, 6:50 AM
    • Solvay (OTCPK:SVYZY) will buy Ryton PPS, a specialty polymers business, from Chevron Phillips (CVX, PSX) for $220M.
    • The acquisition includes Ryton PPS's resin manufacturing units in Texas, pilot plant and research and development laboratories in Oklahoma and compounding plant in Belgium.
    • The transaction is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2014.
    | Sep. 4, 2014, 6:50 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 7, 2013, 7:14 AM
    • Solvay (SVYSF.PK) has agreed to acquire privately held Chemlogics for $1.345B in a deal that will increase the Belgian chemicals and plastics maker's exposure to the U.S. oil and gas industry.
    • The market for chemicals in the sector is projected to increase 6% a year, boosted by fracking and deepwater drilling.
    • Chemlogics has 277 employees and generated $500M of sales in the last 12 months.
    | Oct. 7, 2013, 7:14 AM