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The changing face of M&A in the chemical industry

October 6, 2022 5-MINUTE READ

RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

The drivers of M&A

35%

are motivated by a desire to consolidate.

32%

are looking to extend their portfolios.

22%

are pursuing investment opportunities.

11%

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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