Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZOY)

Financial Times  Jul 19  Comment 
Ton Büchner’s departure, due to ill health, may make an eventual takeover more likely
Wall Street Journal  Jul 19  Comment 
Dutch paint giant Akzo Nobel said its chief executive has resigned for health reasons, though the unexpected move won’t slow its plan to spin off its chemicals business to appease shareholders.
SeekingAlpha  Jul 19  Comment 
Reuters  Jul 19  Comment 
The chief executive of Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons, leaving his successor to deliver the higher sales and margins promised when the Dutch paintmaker fended off a U.S. takeover attempt this year.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 7  Comment 
Hedge fund giant Elliott upped its stake in paint giant Akzo Nobel to more than $2 billion, while aggressively going after the company’s chairman. Patience might be a better path.
Financial Times  Jul 7  Comment 
Hedge fund launches new legal move in attempt to remove Dutch paintmaker’s chairman
Channel News Asia  Jul 7  Comment 
Hedge fund Elliott Advisors said on Friday it has filed a second lawsuit seeking a general meeting of Akzo Nobel shareholders to vote on dismissing Chairman Antony Burgmans over his handling of a 26.3 billion-euro (US$30 billion) takeover proposal...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 1  Comment 
The company’s outlook is promising with good demand for coatings and specialty chemicals
Motley Fool  Jun 26  Comment 
It would be a difficult strategy to deploy, but not impossible to achieve.
Reuters  Jun 26  Comment 
Akzo Nobel's specialised chemicals division would expand quickly and profitably if it gets an injection of capital after being sold or listed, its chief executive Thierry Vanlancker told Reuters.


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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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