Much of the deal activity in the chemicals industry has been delayed or put on hold due to COVID-19, but it’s primed to rebound in the near future. There will likely be a flurry of deals starting with distressed assets, then sales by private equity firms, followed by corporate carve-outs. Companies that prepare now will be in the best position to capture deal value when that time comes.
A new KPMG report, Successful value capture in chemicals deals, explains why buyers need to focus early and intensely on post-deal integration. Complexities especially in back-office integration is a common trap for acquirers across industries, and the chemicals sector is no exception. In this paper, we show the potential value creators and destroyers in chemicals deals; how companies can realize anticipated value in a deal; and five steps companies can take to plan successful integrations.