5 articles about "Ashland"
GWI received news of two sudden departures within a week of each other this month.
* Dow Chemical is to acquire Rohm and Haas to create the world’s leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.
* Another new water pure play on the way is Kemira – the Finnish water treatment chemical company which is also one of GWI’s oldest subscribers.
A wave of deals in the chemicals industry over the past month shows that companies are feeling the pinch. It seems Kemira’s shareholders have yet to be convinced of management’s restructuring plan.
* American Water has a new CEO and a new determination to pursue an IPO rather than a private equity led buy-out as its preferred exit from its German parent RWE. The new man in charge is Don Correll, a seasoned expert in regulatory warfare (see story p18).