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C-MACC Sunday Thematic & Weekly Recap 177
Desperate Times…. Some M&A Is Offensive and Some Defensive
- Last week ended with the ExxonMobil Denbury deal and with OMV willing to explore a polymers JV with ADNOC. Things are moving – does anyone care?
- The challenge of facing both uncertain needs to decarbonize and uncertain expectations for future growth is driving companies to think outside the box
- We see this continuing in 2023 and perhaps through 2025, as we do not see the decarbonizing challenges getting easier, or the chemical oversupply easing.
- The discussions around metals, demand, and future supply continue unabated. Designing and building to limit dependence on China is a long shot in our view.
- Otherwise, we look at more margin weakness in chemicals, more volume strength for US hydrocarbons, and even more China worries.
Last week we discussed 29 Chemicals and Related Products and 107 Companies.
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