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 •  November 17

SAO PAULO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Brazil’s Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, will build a pilot plant in partnership with Denmark’s Haldor Topsoe to test the use of sugar to produce a key ingredient in PET making. PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is a widely used thermoplastic resin to manufacture bottles for...

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 •  November 16

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Griffon Corp * Berry global group, inc. Announces agreement to acquire the clopay plastic products company, inc., from griffon corporation * Berry global group inc - ‍expect annual cost synergies from deal to be approximately $20 million​ * Berry global group inc - ‍intends to fund acquisition with existing liquidity or...

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 •  October 30

AMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dutch paints maker Akzo Nobel, seeking to recover after rejecting a takeover offer and issuing two profit warnings, is discussing a merger with smaller U.S. rival Axalta Coating Systems Ltd to create a $30 billion company. Akzo, the maker of Dulux paint, said on Monday it was in “constructive talks” about a “merger...

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 •  October 29

(Adds details, context) RIYADH, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), the world’s fourth-biggest petrochemicals company, reported a 10.7 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Sunday, beating analysts’ estimates. Majority state-owned SABIC made a net profit of 5.79 billion riyals ($1.54 billion) in the three months to Sept....

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 •  October 19

(Updates with more approvals) BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe SAS to acquire French furniture disbributor Groupe Bruneau (approved Oct. 19) -- French energy company...

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 •  October 18

BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and Co to acquire U.S. peer C R Bard Inc (apporoved Oct. 18) -- Dutch warehouse owner Borealis European Holdings B.V., Ontario...

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 •  October 9

RIYADH, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) has named Abdulaziz al-Jarboo to replace long-serving chairman Prince Saud bin Abdullah Bin Thenayan al-Saud, the company said Monday. SABIC, which aims to be the world’s third-biggest petrochemicals producer, makes plastics, fertilisers and metals for use in construction, agriculture...

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 •  October 3

BRUSSELS, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Private equity firms Blackstone, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Cambourne Life Investment Pte Ltd to acquire joint control of UK insurer Rothesay Ho1dCo UK Ltd...

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 •  September 29

BRUSSELS, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS None NEW LISTINGS -- Private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners to acquire legal services provider CPA Global Group (notified Sept. 27/deadline Nov. 3/simplified) -- Private equity...

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 •  August 14

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel - wood. Japanese researchers and auto component makers say a material made from wood pulp weighs just one fifth of steel and can be five times stronger. The...