Global chemical industry M&A to face challenges, but remain robust amid uncertainty: Deloitte

March 2, 2019

Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2019 is expected to pull back slightly from 2018 levels against a backdrop of uncertainty—rising interest rates, trade tensions, and slowing economic growth. Despite a potential decrease in M&A deal volume, Deloitte Global's 2019 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook predicts that there will still be a robust market for M&A in the industry. Global M&A volume reached 600 deals in 2018, a decline of 5 percent compared to 2017, but total M&A value was still higher than in each of the years from 2010 to 2013. After a slow first quarter, deal volume increased in each successive quarter in 2018, and deal values were also strong, with billion dollar-deals increasing in both quantity and value.

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MECS is the global leader in sulfuric acid process technology and related high performance products custom engineered for acid plant production environments. These process technologies combined with value added technologies for ethanol production, heat exchange and specialized air pollution control form a diversified and strong business positioned for serving customers world wide. MECS has built long term relationships throughout the world using strategically positioned local offices, sales reps and agents, joint ventures, licensees and a respected and experienced global supply chain. The foundations of MECS were constructed and began with Monsanto Enviro-Chem Systems Inc. This original company was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Monsanto Company in 1969 through a consolidation of several existing process technology, product and services businesses. Some of these businesses were established as early as 1917.

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