PQ Mergers and Acquisitions Summary


PQ has acquired 0 companies of its own. It has also divested 2 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold PQ Performance Chemicals to Cerberus Capital Management for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 5

PQ Corp.

300 Lindenwood Drive,
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 19355
United States,
(610) 651-4200

PQ Corp. is a worldwide producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals, high-end catalysts and engineered glass beads for the consumer, oil & gas, transportation safety, specialty plastics and industrial markets.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - 1 1 2
vol $650M $1.1B $1.8B

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PQ Performance Chemicals 2021-03-01 1.1B USD Divestiture
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
PQ Corp. - Performance Materials Business 2020-10-15 650M USD Divestiture
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals - - 2 (100%) 1.8B (100%)
Total - - 2 $1.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States - - 2 1.8B
  Pennsylvania - - 2 1.8B
Total - - 2 $1.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
Harris Williams & Co.
Citigroup Investment Banking
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $650M
Largest PQ Performance Chemicals
$1.1B (2021-03-01)

M&A Connections

Divested to
2 (100%)
1 (50%)

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