chemical industry developments consolidation vs specialization

Chemical Industry Developments – Consolidation vs Specialization

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Chemical industry corporates have adopted various means of organic and inorganic growth strategies for creating value for its stakeholders. While all the organizations have shown high gains from their respective strategies, there is always a question of more.

In this study we have covered the various market developments done by key organizations in the industry segments of commodities, intermediates & specialties, agrochemicals, industrial gases, and heterogeneous. Further, the developments have been assessed across geographies to understand the activity across the regions. The technical analysis has been done for selective representative organizations to assess the impact and effectiveness of development strategies within given segments of the chemical industry.

Commodities being the biggest segment, also saw largest number of deals in the study period and was followed by intermediates & specialties segment. The activity of the organizations varied with time and most big deals came in 2016. Further, the North American organizations lead the deals count which was followed by Asian companies while other regions lagged in number.

Some of which have been taken for analysis are Sherwin-Williams, Axalta Coating Systems, Bayer, Linde, Air Liquide, LyondellBasell, and Covestro among others. This study is targeted to assess the effectiveness of strategies adopted by various companies to understand the industry trends in the foreseeable future. These insights help the business decision makers to make better business plans and informed decisions for the future business. In addition, the study also helps the venture capitalists in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions.


Report Scope:

  • Development Analysis by Segments

    • Commodities

    • Intermediates & Specialties

    • Agrochemicals

    • Industrial Gases

    • Heterogeneous


  • Development Analysis by Regions

    • Asia Pacific

    • Europe

    • North America

    • Rest of the World


  • Technical Analysis by Segments

    • Commodities

    • Intermediates & Specialties

    • Agrochemicals

    • Industrial Gases

    • Heterogeneous



1       Executive Summary 
1.1            Consolidating Businesses
1.2            Growing Multinationals & Reducing Conglomerates

2      Mergers & Acquisitions 
2.1            Overview
2.2            Commodities
2.3            Intermediates & Specialties
2.4            Agrochemicals
2.5            Industrial Gases
2.6            Heterogeneous

3      Geographic Developments 
3.1            Overview
3.2            North America
3.3            Europe
3.4            Asia Pacific
3.5            Rest of the World

4      Technical Analysis: Organic v/s Inorganic Growth Against Restructuring 
4.1            Commodities
4.2            Intermediate & Specialties
4.3            Agrochemicals
4.4            Industrial Gases
4.5            Heterogeneous

5      Annexure 
5.1            Study Scope
5.2            Definitions
5.3            Study Declarations
5.4            Study Assumptions
5.5            Abbreviations


Research Framework

Infoholic Research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

Involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

Include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.


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