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The changing face of M&A in the chemical industry

October 6, 2022 5-MINUTE READ


In brief

The drivers of M&A


are motivated by a desire to consolidate.


are looking to extend their portfolios.


are pursuing investment opportunities.


are expanding with forward or backward integration.

Growth and innovation in the chemical industry

The changing landscape

Preparing for future deals

Treat M&A as a core capability

An end-to-end perspective is essential; it should extend from well before M&A transactions to well after.

Deploy technology to capture value

Data-driven insights, automation and future-ready platforms can streamline divestments and acquisitions.

Restructure before selling

Increasing efficiency and building partner networks prior to a sale reduces the chance of leaving value to the acquirer.

Evaluate GHG implications

Fact-based assessments of the impact of M&A on emissions can help avoid “fire sales” of GHG-intensive businesses.

Remember people and culture

Effective change management, particularly for senior leaders, sets the stage for a productive transition.

Why technology is so important to the M&A genome

About the research

Dr. Bernd Elser

Managing Director – Global 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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