PPG has made a third offer to acquire fellow paints producer AkzoNobel, this time for $28.8 billion. PPG had already offered to buy the Dutch firm for $26.3 billion but its advances had been firmly rejected.The latest offer represents a premium of around 50% over AkzoNobel’s share price back in March, before PPG’s first bid was made public.AkzoNobel has chosen not to comment on the latest offer but says that under Dutch regulations . . .
Ton Büchner has stepped down as CEO of AkzoNobel, the Dutch paint and chemicals giant, effectively immediately due to health reasons. Thierry Vanlancker, 52, who was head of AkzoNobel’s chemical business, has been appointed the new CEO. Prior to joining AkzoNobel in 2016, Vanlancker, a chemical engineer and Belgian national, headed the fluoroproducts unit at Chemours, a DuPont spin-off. A successor to run AkzoNobel’s chemical business will be announced in due course, the firm says.
Ineos has unveiled plans to expand its European petrochemical business by increasing ethylene capacity at its two crackers and building a new propylene plant. Following plans by Borealis and Dow Chemical to increase their European presence, the project indicates renewed confidence in the Continent as a petrochemical hub. Additionally, the firm is planning a total increase in capacity at its ethylene crackers in Grangemouth, Scotland, and Rafnes, Norway, of up to 900,000 metric tons per year.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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