PQ Corp., a 180-year-old maker of silicates, sulfuric acid, and zeolite catalysts, has filed for an initial public offering of stock worth $100 million.The New York City-based private equity firm CCMP owns 58% of PQ. The chemical maker Ineos owns another 31% of the company, and management holds an 11% stake.PQ, based in Malvern, Pa., generated a loss of $79 million on nearly $1.1 billion in sales in 2016. The company has a . . .
Celanese and the New York City-based private equity firm Blackstone will combine their acetate tow businesses into a joint venture that will be the world’s leading producer of the cellulose acetate fiber, used mainly in cigarette filters.Celanese will own 70% of the joint venture; Blackstone will hold the rest. It will command more than 25% of the roughly 800,000 metric tons per year of global acetate tow capacity. Blackstone and Celanese estimate that the . . .
Volume 95 Issue 20 | p. 14 | News of The WeekIssue Date: May 15, 2017 | Web Date: May 11, 2017PPG says AkzoNobel didn’t give its third bid a fair hearingPaint maker is joined by AkzoNobel’s own shareholders, who want the firm to negotiate
Paint giant PPG Industries is weighing its options now that AkzoNobel has rejected its third takeover proposal. PPG hasn’t said whether it will pursue a hostile bid—no easy task when a Dutch firm is the target.
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