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2019 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook

Navigating headwinds

Many of the same trends that drove the chemical M&A market in 2018 appear poised to continue. While US interest rates have been climbing and trade tensions have created uncertainties, other factors remain consistent.


We can still expect a robust market for M&A in the global chemical industry. The past demonstrates that M&A in the chemical industry can flourish, even in uncertain times.

This report explores and discusses the following questions:

  • Will the trends we saw in 2017 and 2018 continue to drive M&A in 2019?
  • What chemical sectors will drive M&A this year?
  • Will continuing trade tensions impact deal activity in certain geographies?
  • Will gathering headwinds of slowing economic growth, rising interest rates and trade tensions be too difficult to overcome?
2019 Global chemical industry M&A outlook
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