The chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors in Germany are faced with strategic and structural challenges. Disruption in the chemical industry is intensifying as the world becomes digital and strives for sustainability. Products are digitally complemented, linear supply chains are becoming complex economic networks, the recycling of materials and molecules is becoming more important. The industry is entering a new phase with Chemistry 4.0., which requires new business models.
2016 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook
A quest for focus
Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is expected to remain buoyant in 2016, building on the strong momentum experienced in 2015, with continued portfolio realignment and consolidation plays in various segments.