Westlake Chemical Corp.

2801 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 600,
Houston, Texas 77056
United States,
(713) 960-9111
www.westlake.com

Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and fabricated building products. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. Westlake Chemical was formed in 1985 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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vol $175M $980M $3.8B $5.0B
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According to our data here at Mergr, Westlake Chemical has acquired 5 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Westlake Chemical’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Axiall for $3.8B. Westlake Chemical has acquired in 3 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (40%) and plastics (40%).

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 222 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is Axalta Coating Systems, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is SK Capital Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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