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Catalysts and Petrochemicals

Catalysts and petrochemicals are “upstream” process chemicals that are either consumed during a manufacturing process or used as components in manufacturing other “downstream” specialty chemical products. Catalysts are highly differentiated materials involving a combination of chemical and physical properties – there is a significant element of art alongside the science that allows catalyst producers to command high margins. In petrochemicals, on the other hand, there is no product differentiation between manufacturers, so achieving economies of scale and manufacturing efficiencies are important for remaining competitive. Mergers and acquisitions can play a significant role in attaining these objectives.

Upstream manufacturing is mostly the province of large, diversified companies or midsize manufacturers that have chosen to focus on particular technologies. With more than 20 years of experience working exclusively on chemical transactions, Grace Matthews has established deep relationships with decision makers in virtually all of the major global chemical firms as well as hundreds of smaller or midsize firms. Our talented team of experts makes use of our extensive network to get in front of the right people at the right time to expedite petrochemical mergers and acquisitions transaction processes for our clients.

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