Brenntag IPO may signal M&A market rebound for chemical distributors

11/22/2009 | ICIS Chemical Business (U.K.)

Reports that BC Partners is planning to sell Brenntag through an initial public offering are injecting life into mergers-and-acquisition activity in the chemical-distribution market. BC Partners hopes to raise about $2.2 billion from the IPO, which could spur other privately owned distributors, such as Belgium's Azelis and Dutch firm IMCD, to consider similar moves.

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