No real biggie, but material deals abound


Although a number of plastic materials businesses changed hands in the first half of 2010, none of the deals would qualify as a blockbuster.

Plastics News reported on nine such deals in the six-month period. Financial firms P&M Corporate Finance LLC of Southfield, Mich., and Blaige & Co. of Chicago tracked divergent trends in materials deals.

Globally, the number of first-half resin, color and compounding deals in 2010 climbed from 27 to 31 when compared with the same period in 2009, according to P&M. Blaige reported the global market is on track to record 86...
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