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Chemicals Update: First Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


This quarter’s Chemicals Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes the most recent transactions within this industry along with information on the most active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights include:

  • Average LTM March 2012 EV/EBITDA multiple was 10.2x for the eight announced transactions with multiples, which is a considerable increase from average LTM March 2011 EV/EBITDA multiple of 5.0x for the seven announced transactions with multiples.
  • Average transaction value was $599 million in Q1 2012, which was significantly larger than average transaction values of $369 million in 2011 and $218 million in 2010.
  • Private equity buyers accounted for only two of the 54 transactions that occurred in Q1 2012, a 67% decrease from Q1 2011 when there were six transactions with private equity buyers.

To read more, download the Chemicals Update.


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