Daily Chemical Reaction
Islands In The Stream – Westlake Boosts its Product Portfolio Downstream; Strategic Sector M&A Robust
- Chemical sector M&A activity is robust as corporates adjust portfolios to boost stakeholder appeal and equity values. We discuss a few recent strategic moves worth considering that add to our recent thematic work on this topic.
- We discuss pertinent chemical sector updates (e.g., Westlake, Hexion, Olin, Huntsman, Clariant, Sinopec, Lanxess, & others). A key theme with several of these reports is the business model shift toward more specialty products.
- We note relevant ESG items worth notice, ranging from updates across several chemical sub-sectors to UNEP findings on the emissions gap. We also highlight our weekly ESG thematic published today in LINK.
- We discuss numerous other pertinent chemical sector items in this report.
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