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September 1, 2008

On 12 July 2007, family-owned Huntsman agreed to be acquired by Hexion. Over a year later, things are not going quite as planned. Darrell Delamaide analyses what went wrong

On 12 July 2007, family-owned Huntsman agreed to be acquired by Hexion. Over a year later, things are not going quite as planned. Darrell Delamaide analyses what went wrong

September 1, 2008

There has been a new twist in the protracted sale of family-owned chemical company Huntsman.

There has been a new twist in the protracted sale of family-owned chemical company Huntsman. The family has announced that it will join a group of independent shareholders – understood to be several hedge funds – who have agreed to invest at least $500 million should the merger with prospective buyer Hexion be completed.
 

June 23, 2008

Family-owned Huntsman Corp has hit back in the battle over its proposed merger with Hexion Specialty Chemicals by suing private equity firm Apollo Management

Family-owned Huntsman Corporation has hit back in the battle over its proposed merger with Hexion Specialty Chemicals by suing private equity firm Apollo Management and its two founders for $3 billion. The company claims Leon Black and Joshua Harris induced it to terminate a previous merger agreement with Dutch chemical company Basell in favour of an alternative merger agreement with Apollo affiliate Hexion.
 

June 20, 2008

Huntsman Corporation has said it will “vigorously enforce all of its rights” to consummate the merger agreement it signed with Hexion Specialty Chemical last year.

Huntsman Corporation has said it will "vigorously enforce all of its rights" to consummate the merger agreement it signed with Hexion Specialty Chemical last year after Hexion yesterday filed a lawsuit against the family-owned company.

September 1, 2007

In July, chemical firm Huntsman agreed to be bought by Apollo Management who won a bidding war with Basell. Darrell Delamaide analyses the ins and outs of the deal and what the future holds for the Huntsman family

Darrell Delamaide is a freelance journalist based in the US.

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