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FRANKFURT ASK Chemicals, a maker or chemicals used in foundries, has been put up for sale by its private equity owner amid a flurry of dealmaking in the chemicals sector, people close to the matter said.
FRANKFURT, April 24 ASK Chemicals, a maker or chemicals used in foundries, has been put up for sale by its private equity owner amid a flurry of dealmaking in the chemicals sector, people close to the matter said.
Versum Materials Inc has opened its books to suitor Merck KGaA, saying the German group's unsolicited $5.9 billion offer might be sweetened and could edge out an agreed merger with Entegris.
* Versum stands by Entegris deal for now (Adds Merck statement)
March 29 Versum Materials Inc on Friday urged its shareholders to reject a hostile bid from Merck KGaA , but said it would engage with the German pharma group to determine if the offer is superior to its agreed merger with rival Entegris.
FRANKFURT German pharma group Merck KGaA launched a hostile $5.9 billion all-cash takeover offer for Versum Materials on Tuesday to boost its presence in the semiconductor materials market and sideline a rival bidder.
* Versum shares closed 0.5 pct higher at $49.93 (Adds Versum's response, updates shares)
KASSEL, Germany, March 21 BASF's oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall on Thursday said it would build up its presence in the Brazilian offshore oil sector this year where it won exploration licences in 2018.
* SIX EXCHANGE REGULATION AG PUBLISHES DECISION WITH GROUNDS REGARDING DELISTING OF SECONDARY LISTED BASF SE, LUDWIGSHAFEN
BRUSSELS, March 1 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: