Buying and selling companies in the chemicals sector

| April 5, 2017

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Companies throughout the chemicals sector and those seeking investment opportunities, such as private equity firms. In particular, senior executives and owners of smaller and middle market companies who want to know more about mergers and acquisition in chemicals, whether it has been on their ‘to do’ list or not.

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Arpal Gulf LLC

The Arpal brand has been visible in the Middle East for over 35 years. Arpal Gulf LLC is a wholly owned stand-alone business of the UK mother company R.P. Adam Ltd and serves the GCC countries and others in the Middle East. Established in 1994, Arpal Gulf has steadily grown alongside the awesome development of Emirates as a whole and serves this true global leader in the leisure, hospitality and industrial sectors.

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Arpal Gulf LLC

The Arpal brand has been visible in the Middle East for over 35 years. Arpal Gulf LLC is a wholly owned stand-alone business of the UK mother company R.P. Adam Ltd and serves the GCC countries and others in the Middle East. Established in 1994, Arpal Gulf has steadily grown alongside the awesome development of Emirates as a whole and serves this true global leader in the leisure, hospitality and industrial sectors.

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