The Dow Chemical Acquisitions and Exits, 24 Deals Between 1997 and 2017
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The Dow Chemical has acquired 9 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 15 assets.

The Dow Chemical’s largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Rohm and Haas for $15.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold Trinseo SA to Bain Capital Private Equity for $1.6B. The Dow Chemical has acquired in 2 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (100%).

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The Dow Chemical Co.

2030 Dow Center,
Midland, Michigan 48674
United States,
(989) 636-1000

The Dow Chemical Co. is a producer of specialty chemicals, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics and delivers a range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in sectors that include packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. Dow Chemical operates through five business segments. These include Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals and Performance Plastics. The Dow Chemical Co. was formed in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 7 2 - - - - 9
vol $25.2B $140M $25.3B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 10 3 1 1 - - 15
vol $3.4B $1.0B $4.4B

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Largest Rohm and Haas Co.
$15.3B (2008-07-10)
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Largest Trinseo SA
$1.6B (2010-03-02)

Chemicals M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 192 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is RPM International, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is Arsenal Capital Partners with 6 platform acquisitions.

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