Mergers & Acquisitions


Synthetic cork maker seals new ownership deal with founder, private equity

January 9, 2015 2:56 pm ET

The world's largest maker of synthetic corks, Nomacorc LLC, is getting a new ownership group that includes the founder and chairman of the business.


Cope Plastics buys fabricator JB Jensen

January 9, 2015 2:50 pm ET

Plastics shapes distributor and fabricator Cope Plastics Inc. has expanded the fabrication side of its business by acquiring J.B. Jensen & Son Inc.


Private equity firm buying Myers' lawn and garden business

January 9, 2015 1:38 pm ET

Myers Industries Inc. said Jan. 8 that it agreed to sell the segment to private equity firm Wingate Partners V LP of Dallas. It agreed to a $115 million sale price and expects to close the deal early this year after customary closing conditions.


Ernie Green Industries creating a new medical business EG Gilero

January 7, 2015 1:24 pm ET

A molder and manufacturer best known in the automotive sector is moving deeper into the medical market with the purchase and integration of four companies.


Chinese compounder Pret snaps up US recycler Wellman

January 6, 2015 11:36 am ET

Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd. is acquiring one of the largest recyclers in the U.S., Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC of Johnsonville, S.C., in an all cash deal.


3D Systems adds to its technology base with botObjects acquisition

January 6, 2015 10:40 am ET

As 3D Systems Corp. continues to amass technologies related to 3-D printing and related capabilities, it has added full-color printing to its product line.


PU equipment maker Graco adding to portfolio with acquisitions

January 6, 2015 10:01 am ET

Minneapolis-based polyurethane and spray foam machinery maker Graco Inc. is buying the stock of Pennsylvania-based High Pressure Equipment (HiP) for $160 million and expects completion of the purchase during the first quarter of this year.


Solvay completes purchase of Ryton PPS

January 5, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. started the new year by finalizing the sale of its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide business to Solvay SA.


DSM sells European composites distribution unit Euroresins

January 5, 2015 12:27 pm ET

Royal DSM NV is selling its Euroresins unit, which distributes composite resins, to United Kingdom-based Cathay Investments, a holding company with businesses in composites, chemical distribution and trading.


Sika opposing Saint-Gobain investment

December 30, 2014 9:24 am ET

Sika AG's specialty chemical production unit has voiced its opposition to an indirect acquisition of the company by French group Saint-Gobain AG.

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