In This Issue
A Look at the Chemicals Industry
We are pleased to provide our readers with this First Half 2012 edition of the CDI Global Newsletter. In this edition, we highlight the chemicals industry sector with three feature articles. Chemicals is one of CDI Global's major designated industry practice areas. Additionally, we have introduced a new feature profiling key partners in our professional network. We call this "Who's News" and have selected four partners from our Southern Cone affiliate (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) to pilot the feature.
In future editions of the newsletter, we will profile our senior partners in other major country markets, regions and industry practices. In this edition, we also introduce the Marshall-Teichert Group (MTG) which has joined CDI Global North America. MTG adds significant capability and resources to our oil and gas, and chemicals sector practices. Operating from two offices - Houston (USA) and Calgary (Canada) - MTG extends our geographic footprint as well as adds to our industry depth.
In terms of thought leadership, we provide features in this edition on presentations made by CDI Global partners at the VIA Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, in February. CDI Global is one of the sponsors for this prestigious management event. Another feature in this edition provides information about the use of electronic data rooms for sell-side processes. Finally, as has been our customary practice, we include a feature on a BRIC country in this edition that discusses operating subsidiaries in China.
We hope our readers find the content of this newsletter both informative and worthwhile. CDI Global welcomes comments and inquiries from our readers, and we appreciate the interest in our organization from clients and practitioners alike.
Tero J. Kauppinen
CDI Global partners Jeff Schmidt, Managing Director for North America, and Tero J. Kauppinen, CEO of the VIA (Vision into Action) Group, Finland, were among the featured speakers at the VIA Leaders' Forum XII, "Innovate or Fade Away," i... Read more >
Opportunities in European Chemicals Jun 2012
Nothing illustrates better the irrepressible force of M&A than the life and death story of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Formed in 1926 from the merger of four businesses, ICI grew to become the largest manufacturing company in the Br... Read more >
Most of this innovation is taking place in small companies that are using venture capital to establish their technology. This trend is certainly true in the U.S., whereas in Europe, because of the different structure industry, major chemical com... Read more >
If you own a business in the chemical industry and the time to sell has come, there is good news. The current market is good for sellers, and there are many ways to go about it Today's Market As of early 2012, there are more buyers than seller... Read more >
We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues from the Marshall-Teichert Group (MTG), which joined CDI Global North America in May. MTG will provide leadership in the oil and gas industry from its offices in Houston and Calgary, and complement ... Read more >
Acquisitions and Innovation: ItJun 2012
Below is a summary of Jeff Schmidt's presentation on the complementary relationship between acquisitions and innovation in driving extraordinary growth, which was given at the VIA Leader's Forum XII held in Helsinki, Finland, on February 16, 20... Read more >
Jeff A. Schmidt
Rick S. Sommer
A shareholders meeting for CDI Global B.V. was held in The Netherlands on May 16, followed by a meeting of the Board of Directors. The shareholders approved a change in the capital structure of the B.V., which is designed to permit broader owne... Read more >
More than ever, companies doing business in China now need to restructure their China business to streamline their organization and make use of cost-saving opportunities. In this article reprinted from China Focus we explain the issues involved... Read more >
Until relatively recently, caffeine-fuelled M&A teams sifted through mountains of dog-eared documents in murky, airless rooms in a frantic effort to complete due diligence before their appointed time ran out. That was the “golden age” of... Read more >