Analysts: European manufacturers will be key in 2010 chemical M&A

12/3/2009 | Bloomberg

The global chemicals industry is expected to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions transactions in 2010, led by BASF, Bayer and Royal DSM, according to Deutsche Bank. Energy companies in the Middle East, Asia and Russia, meanwhile, will be looking to acquire European assets. The trends will "underpin further corporate action through 2010, though at a much lower level than previous years," analysts said.

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