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Growth and innovation in the chemical industry

December 17, 2021

6-MINUTE READ

In brief

Patents

Startups

Corporate venturing

Partnerships

Mergers and acquisitions

Capital projects

The six key levers

28%

Increase in the number of announced partnerships since 2016, with production being a dominant focus

33%

Partnerships over the past five years that have been between chemical companies, the most common type

26%

Partnerships over the past five years that have been between chemical companies and their customers

Figure 2: M&A transactions target existing, rather than new, business

In the very near future, the need for all industries to reduce greenhouse gases and support a circular economy will require a massive wave of innovation from chemical companies.

A race to tomorrow

About the research

Dr. Bernd Elser

MANAGING DIRECTOR – GLOBAL CHEMICALS LEAD AND EUROPE LEAD FOR CHEMICALS AND NATURAL RESOURCES


Dr. Karin Walczyk

SENIOR PRINCIPAL – LEAD, CHEMICALS RESEARCH


Paul Bjacek

Principal Director – Lead, North America Thought Leadership & Global Resources Research

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