ReactionTime: Issues impacting Chemical industry
Welcome to the first edition of ReactionTime, the KPMG Global Chemicals Institute’s monitor of key issues for decision makers in the global chemicals sector. Reaction Time offers insights from KPMG thought leaders on the trends that are driving and shaping chemical companies today.
Deal Capsule - Transactions in Chemicals April 2016
Downstream specialty chemicals was the leading focus area, notably in applications, resins and agrochemicals. KPMG’s Deal Thermometer indicates that the environment for M&A activity will remain moderately strong in chemicals.
Deal Capsule - Transactions in Pharmaceuticals April 2016
Specialization continues to be a driving force in Q1 2016, especially in sectors such as OTC, rare diseases and oncology. KPMG’s Deal Thermometer indicates that the environment for M&A activity will remain moderately strong in pharmaceuticals.
Deal Capsule - Transactions in Chemicals January 2016
Transactions in chemicals, on the other hand, are moving up the value chain as companies seek to strengthen their positions in the high - margin specialties segment. KPMG’s Deal Thermometer indicates that the environment for M&A activity will remain ‘Moderate’ in chemicals.
Deal Capsule - Transactions in Pharmaceuticals January 2016
Big Pharma continues to acquire biotechs to replenish its R&D pipeline, as transactions are done increasingly in the earlier R&D stages. KPMG’s Deal Thermometer indicates that the environment for M&A activity will remain ‘Hot’ in pharmaceuticals.
Integrated control systems: new opportunities and cyber risks for chemical manufacturers
Once designed to operate in isolation, chemical manufacturing control systems are now being connected to the virtual world.
Cash is always king: How chemical companies are optimizing their working capital management
During the global downturn, working capital management was top of mind for the chemical industry. With today’s increased revenues and ready access to cheap debt, companies might feel that they have fewer incentives to change their processes.
The growing global challenge: Managing anti-bribery and corruption compliance in energy and natural resources
Companies in the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector face an increasingly complex operating environment around the world, not least in the field of compliance – and especially in the area of anti-bribery and corruption (ABC).
Deal Capsule: Transactions in Chemicals - Q3 - 2015
While the specialty chemicals segment remained attractive, consolidation in the agrochemical sector was another key deal driver, accounting for three of the top 10 announced deals during Q1-Q3 2015.
Deal Capsule: Transactions in Pharmaceuticals - Q3 - 2015
KPMG’s Deal Thermometer indicates that the environment for M&A activity will remain ‘Hot’ in pharmaceuticals.
Global automotive industry growth driving demand for chemical products
With few exceptions, the global automotive industry has made a solid recovery from the downturn in 2008.
Building the 21st Century: chemicals and the global construction industry
Specialty chemicals have helped shape today’s global construction industry, introducing new levels of structural strength.
Supply chain optimization: preparing chemical companies to better perform in a volatile world
Shifting patterns in supply and demand, cost pressures, market segmentation mean that chemical supply chains need to be increasingly agile.
Deal Capsule: Transactions in Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
This report includes disclosed and undisclosed values for M&A transactions including minority stake purchases, acquisitions of remaining interest, and recapitalizations and it explicitly excludes self-tenders and spinoffs.
Unlocking the Value of Social Investment
This edition of Sustainable Insight explores corporate and foundation approaches to measuring and reporting social investment, and presents a framework to help companies improve the effectiveness of social programs.
A changing industry for India’s chemical companies
As one of the emerging “tiger economies” of Asia, India has long enjoyed rapid growth.
Is your chemical company operating effectively?
Chemical companies are developing new enterprise-wide operating models to help them streamline decision making, reduce overcapacity, improve performance and increase their competitiveness.
Tax Opportunities for Chemical Companies with the Shale Gas Revolution
Today’s business news is filled with stories about the “shale gale” of natural gas now available through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling in the US.
China's 12th Five-Year Plan: Chemicals
China's traditional export driven business model, with its emphasis on cost competitiveness, standardisation and middle-to-low technological content, is being eclipsed by new economic drivers and priorities in China.
China's chemical industry enters a new era with sustainability
Green economy as a game-changer and growth driver. China is trying to transform its powerful industrial model into an economy driven by sustainability.