Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZOY)

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The Economist  Apr 20  Comment 
THE future for AkzoNobel is dazzling—if you believe Ton Büchner, its chief executive. The boss of the Dutch paint-and-coatings firm reported a solid set of quarterly earnings on April 19th, then promised a new era of rapid growth and...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 19  Comment 
When a company unveils a €1 billion special dividend, punchy new margin targets and quarterly earnings a fifth above forecasts, you might expect its shares to leap. The exception, as Akzo Nobel showed, is when the announcement is designed to...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 19  Comment 
Akzo Nobel boosted dividend payouts to shareholders and set a timeline for the separation of its specialty-chemicals division, the latest in the Dutch firm’s efforts to fend off a $24 billion takeover approach from U.S. rival PPG Industries.
Yahoo  Apr 19  Comment 
Akzo Nobel (AKZO.AS), the Dutch paint maker trying to fend off a 24.6 billion euro ($26 billion) takeover by U.S. rival PPG Industries Inc (PPG.N), on Wednesday fleshed out its alternative plan to separate its chemicals business and pay...
Financial Times  Apr 17  Comment 
Ton Büchner will try to win over the chemicals group’s investors in a crunch meeting
Wall Street Journal  Apr 12  Comment 
Akzo Nobel management just wants to be left alone. But in fighting off both its U.S. suitor PPG and activist investor Elliott Management, the Dutch paint group may find itself increasingly isolated from shareholder allies it needs
New York Times  Apr 12  Comment 
The effort to replace Antony Burgmans is the latest flare-up in a dispute over whether the Dutch paint and chemicals company should engage in merger talks.




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Based in the Netherlands, Akzo Nobel N.V.is a Global Fortune 500 chemicals company, producing a vast array of goods such as human and animal pharmaceuticals, paints, stains, hospital supplies, and other products. The company operates three business segments: Coatings, Chemicals, and Pharma. The Coatings segment makes decorative, industrial and protective coatings, as well as industrial finishes, car refinishes, and other industrial products. The Chemicals segment produces specialty, functional, and commodity chemicals. Its products include pulp and paper, surfactants, polymers and base chemicals, as well as high-quality salts. The Pharma segment is engaged in research, development, manufacturing, sales and services in strategic areas of human and animal healthcare. The Pharma business is named as Organon Biosciences (OBS). This segment comprises two units: Organon, which makes prescription medicines and produces complex active pharmaceutical ingredients and Intervet, which manufactures veterinary products.

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