Chemical Insights Newsletter

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Each quarter, Grace Matthews publishes a newsletter that features articles about trends in the chemical industry, highlighting a different sector every issue. Click below to read our recent issues.  If you would like to receive a hard copy of any, please contact Michelle Tveten at 414.278.1120 or mtveten@gracematthews.com

 


Fall 2017Emergence of Private Equity in Chemicals M&A (Fall 2017)

Each quarter, Grace Matthews brings you a newsletter that features articles about trends in the chemical industry.  Our Fall 2017 edition of Chemical Insights is part one of a two-part series on the emergence of PE in the chemicals M&A industry.  The article goes in depth on how and why private equity wins deals.  You can also find a list of recent private equity involved M&A transactions in the chemicals space, and the Grace Matthews Chemical Index. 


Winter 2016-17U.S. Construction Chemicals: Economic Indicators Pointing To Stronger Growth Ahead (Summer 2017)

Our Summer 2017 edition of Chemical Insights features an article on U.S. construction chemicals and its continued growth since the Great Recession, including a list of recent deals in the space, and the Grace Matthews Chemical Index featuring construction chemicals companies.  


Winter 2016-17The Sweet Spot: Value-Added Distribution (Spring 2017)

Our Spring 2017 edition of Chemical Insights features an article on value-added distribution in the M&A market, including a list of recent deals in the space, and the Grace Matthews Chemical Index featuring distribution companies.  


Winter 2016-17The Gold Rush: Chemicals M&A 2016 - 2017 (Winter 2016-17)

Our Winter 2016-17 edition of Chemical Insights looks back at some of the impactful moments of 2016, as well as a preview of 2017.  The publication also features a list announced transactions from 2016, and the Grace Matthews Chemical Index.


Seismic Shock: How Large Deals Affect the Entire Value Chain (Summer 2016)

Our Summer 2016 edition of Chemical Insights shows how the entire value chain is affected when industry giants merge or are acquired, illustrated by a number of recently announced deals in the agricultural chemicals and coatings industries.  The publication also features a list of recently announced chemical transactions with values over $1 billion, and the Grace Matthews Chemical Index.


Corporate Carve-Outs: A Key Tool to Value Creation (Spring 2016)

The spring 2016 edition of Chemical Insights features corporate carve-outs in the industry as well as a list of the most significant corporate mergers, divestitures, and corporate carve-outs since the beginning of 2015, and the Grace Matthews Chemical Index.


Chemicals M&A 2015 - 2016: This Time It Really Is Different (Winter 2015-16)

The winter 2015-16 edition of Chemical Insights features the year in review from an M&A perspective, and how the industry may be undergoing a fundamental transformation.  The publication also includes a list of the most significant deals this year, as well as the Grace Matthews Chemical Index.


Paints & Coatings: The Advantages of Scale in M&A (Fall 2015)

The fall 2015 edition of Chemical Insights is focused on the paints and coatings market and the advantages of scale in mergers and acquisitions.  The publication also includes a list of recent M&A transactions in the market, as well as the Grace Matthews Coatings Index.


Adhesives & Sealants: Still Evolving (Summer 2015)

The summer 2015 edition of Chemical Insights is focused on the adhesives and sealants market and how it continues to evolve through technology and the economy. The publication also includes a list of recent M&A transactions in the market, as well as the Grace Matthews Adhesives & Sealants Index.


Water Treatment Chemicals (Spring 2015)

For the first issue of Chemical Insights, we decided to feature water treatment chemicals and our views on some of the pitfalls of relying too much on average EBITDA multiples as a guide to valuing specific companies. It also includes the Grace Matthews Chemical Index, which tracks a time series of valuation multiples for 48 publicly traded chemical firms.


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