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M&A deals in packaging hit record


January 28, 2015 1:49 pm ET

It's good to be in packaging these days. More precisely, it's good to be in packaging and decide to sell or merge.

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Sika opens negotiations to acquire Axson Technologies


January 28, 2015 12:17 pm ET

Specialty chemicals maker Sika AG has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson SAS management and shareholders to acquire its epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulator business Axson Technologies.

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Piovan buys majority stake in Italy's Penta


January 28, 2015 12:04 pm ET

Italian auxiliary equipment company Piovan SpA has acquired a majority stake in the Italian materials handling company Penta srl, based in Poggio Renatico, Ferrara, Italy.

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A. Schulman, Citadel continue buying blitz


January 27, 2015 11:32 am ET

A. Schulman Inc. and Citadel Plastics Inc. — two deal-happy materials firms — were at it again in the second half of 2014.

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It's becoming a seller's market for plastics firms


January 27, 2015 11:37 am ET

The pace of plastics mergers and acquisitions activity slowed a bit in the second half of 2014 — but market watchers have high expectations for 2015.

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Materials market sees more deals


January 27, 2015 11:26 am ET

Plastics materials deals showed modest growth in 2014, increasing 6 percent vs. their 2013 total.

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Kingspan adds more European production with Joris Ide acquisition


January 27, 2015 10:30 am ET

Kingspan Group plc has purchased insulated panels and building systems supplier Joris Ide Group for 315 million euros ($356 million).

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Bain buying TI Automotive


January 27, 2015 8:49 am ET

After months of speculation, Auburn Hills, Mich.-based TI Automotive Ltd. entered into an agreement Tuesday to be acquired by private equity firm Bain Capital LLC.

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Major packaging merger includes plastics operations


January 26, 2015 12:24 pm ET

A merger of packaging companies MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Inc. will create a new company with nearly $16 billion in annual sales.

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J6 Polymers to buy Stepan unit


January 26, 2015 12:22 pm ET

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Stepan Co. plans to sell its specialty polyurethanes systems business to J6 Polymers LLC in a cash deal.

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