Mergers & Acquisitions

Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business
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Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co. announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to sell Shell Lubricants Japan back to Shell, 16 ...

Orlen-Lotos Merger Gets EU Sign-off

Orlen-Lotos Merger Gets EU Sign-off

Lube Report EMEA - July 21, 2020

The European Commission granted conditional approval last week for the merger of PKN Orlen and Lotos, Poland’s two mai ...

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Brenntag Acquires Thai Distributor

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2020

Chemicals company Brenntag acquired Thailand-based lubricants distributor Oils ‘R Us Co. Ltd. as part of its expansion ...

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Wax Maker Acquires PVC Lubes Company

Lube Report Americas - June 21, 2020

Canadian wax maker The International Group Inc. has acquired Picayune, Mississippi-based Rheogistics LLC, which supplies ...

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Altivia Acquires Additive Plant

Lube Report Americas - May 31, 2020

Altivia Oxide Chemicals LLC acquired KMCO and its associated chemical ethoxylation manufacturing assets in Crosby, Texas ...

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Safety-Kleen Adds Northeastern U.S. Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Clean Harbors acquired a small API Group II+ rerefinery in New Hampshire last month, providing its Safety-Kleen subsidia ...

Couche-Tard Halts Caltex Aussie Bid

Couche-Tard Halts Caltex Aussie Bid

Lube Report Asia - April 23, 2020

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has put on hold plans for a revised proposal to acquire Caltex Australia, citing economic ...

GP Global Acquires Nigerian Blender

GP Global Acquires Nigerian Blender

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2020

GP Global acquired the lubricants assets of Lagos, Nigeria-based Grand Petroleum. A GP Global executive told Lube Report ...

DuBois to Acquire Cimcool

DuBois to Acquire Cimcool

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2020

Hillenbrand Inc. will sell its Cimcool metalworking fluids business to DuBois Chemicals Inc. for $224 million in cash, u ...

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Idemitsu Kosan to Shed Shell Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 19, 2020

Japan Idemitsu Kosan Co. plans to sell wholly owned subsidiary Shell Lubricants Japan back to Shell as it looks for more ...

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Petrobras to Exit Colombia

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Brazils Petrobras said Tuesday that it plans to sell its fuels and lubricants business in Colombia, part of a broader pl ...

Calumet Acquires Wax Maker

Calumet Acquires Wax Maker

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. announced yesterday it had acquired Paralogics LLC, a producer of candle and in ...

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SK Acquires Stake in Vietnamese Blender

Lube Report Asia - February 14, 2020

SK Lubricants acquired a 49 percent stake in Mekong Petrochemical JSC, Vietnams largest private lubricant company, as pa ...

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Vertellus Acquires Additives Producer Bercen

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Vertellus acquired Denham Springs, Louisiana-based Bercen Chemicals, a lubricant additi ...

Kluber Acquires Wire Drawing Lube Maker

Kluber Acquires Wire Drawing Lube Maker

Lube Report EMEA - January 7, 2020

Kluber Lubrication announced last week it acquired wire drawing lubricant producer Traxit International GmbH and its sub ...

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GF-6, 303 Fluids Headlined 2019

Lube Report Americas - December 25, 2019

From the long-awaited adoption of ILSAC GF-6 to a crackdown on 303 hydraulic fluids to mergers and acquisitions, 2019 wa ...

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Shell Acquires Industrial Fluids Manufacturer

Lube Report Americas - December 25, 2019

Shell Lubricants acquired the assets of American Chemical Technologies Inc., which manufactures and distributes industri ...