Chemicals & Polymers
With around 460,000 direct and over 500,000 indirect employees, the chemical industry has an impact on Germany as an industrial location.
A sector in structural transition.
There is a worldwide change in demand and value chains in the chemical industry. While the life cycles of chemical products are becoming progressively shorter, society is demanding more energy and resource efficiency.
Linear supply chains are evolving into multi-layered economic networks as the recycling of materials and molecules becomes increasingly important.
- Our Sector Transactions
- Highlight Transaction
- Number of M&A transactions - DACH region, 2021 (as of August)
- Significant Transactions
- Bain Capital Private Equity & Cinven x Lonza Specialty Ingredients
It is expected that hardly any technological revolutions will take place that affect production as a whole. As a result, companies in the future define themselves as part of a smart ecosystem enabled by the collaboration of different industries. Scale, economies of scale and optimisations of productivity and costs will remain essential factors for success.
Our M&A perspective
The chemical market is undergoing a major shift as manufacturers in emerging and commodity-rich countries expand their capabilities and focus on the specialty chemicals sector, which was previously served by German exports. New targets and demand patterns are influencing consumer behaviour, causing a wave of concentration in the SME sector.
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