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Managing M&A in chemicals: Meeting the new challenges

– The chemical industry is seeing a record level of M&A, higher multiples, and growing activist-investor activity. Chemical companies must strengthen their M&A and integration capabilities to ensure they create value in this environment.

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– Explores the changing chemicals landscape, capital markets, energy, strategies, purchasing, and capital spending.

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Successful agricultural transformations: Six core elements of planning and delivery

– How can countries increase their odds of a successful rural transformation?
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Readiness for agricultural transformation

– What makes a country ready to implement a good agricultural transformation plan?
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Strengthening Japanese agriculture to maximize global reach

– Japan struggles to maintain output levels and expand exports of its expansive agricultural sector. A new approach could help meet the government’s aspirations.
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Pursuing the global opportunity in food and agribusiness

– Satisfying the world’s food needs opens the door to investment throughout the value chain.

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Finding the right digital balance in B2B customer experience

– Growing numbers of B2B companies are focusing on digitization to succeed with customer-centric strategies. Here’s how to... get it right.
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Chemicals 2025: Will the industry be dancing to a very different tune?

– Chemical companies have been riding high, but the trends that have underpinned that performance are shifting. Companies should... reflect carefully on their strengths as they move into this new territory.
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Demystifying digital marketing and sales in the chemical industry

– Digital can give chemical companies the power to unlock more than $200 billion of new value by reducing cost to serve, improving... pricing, and for fast movers, capturing growth from competitors.
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Commoditization in chemicals: Time for a marketing and sales response

– Most chemical companies are grappling with increasing commoditization. Rethinking the commercial operating model can help protect... margins.
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Pursuing purchasing excellence in chemicals

– While chemical companies recognize the importance of strong purchasing capabilities, few have transformed the function into a... source of strategic advantage. Here’s how they can.
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Small equals big: Unlocking savings in small to midsize capital-project portfolios in chemicals

– Increased rigor in managing smaller chemical projects can help capture significant untapped value.
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The turnaround at Clariant: An interview with Hariolf Kottmann

– The CEO of the Swiss specialty-chemical company has steered it back onto a growth path through restructuring and an aggressive... continuous-improvement program.
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Solving the puzzle of India’s petrochemical-intermediates shortfall

– The country’s upstream petrochemical and downstream specialties industries are expanding healthily. But a combination of... moves will be needed to meet India’s fast-growing demand for petrochemical intermediates.
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The nimble prosper: Dynamic resource allocation in chemicals

– Crafting a strategic road map and responding rapidly to external shocks are critical for superior value creation in chemicals.
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Chemicals and capital markets: Still going strong

– The chemical industry continues to ride high in capital markets. Our latest capital-markets update suggests that a number of the... key value-driving trends remain in place.
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How Dow reinvented itself

– CEO Andrew N. Liveris discusses his company’s evolution and how engaging the customer chain and embracing technology drives... growth and innovation.

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