MarketWatch  Jun 17  Comment 
Albermarle Corp. announced Friday an agreement to sell its Chemetall Surface Treatment business for $3.2 billion in cash to Germany-based BASF SE. The sale of the business, which Albermarle acquired as part of its purchase of Rockwood Holdings in...
The Economic Times  May 31  Comment 
Paint and coatings maker AkzoNobel has got fair trade regulator CCI's approval to acquire industrial coatings business of BASF SE.
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Effective April 29, 2016, Waldemar Helber joins the Supervisory Board of BASF SE as employee representative. He succeeds elected substitute member Wolfgang Daniel, who retired from the Supervisory Board following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting...
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BASF is one of the world’s leading chemical companies. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of Euro 62.3 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN) and listed in the DAX 30.[1]

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R&D ($M) R&D % Revenue Revenue ($B) Net income ($B) EBIT margin
DuPont (2009) [3] $1,378 5.3% $26.1 $1.76 8.0%
BASF SE (BASFY) (2009) [4] €1.4M 2.8% €50.7 €1.4 7.25%
Bayer AG (BAYRY) (2009) [5] €2746 8.80%€31.2 €1.359 9.6%
Dow Chemical Company (DOW) (2009) [6] $1,492 3.3% $44.9 $0.676 4.5%
Monsanto Company (MON) (2010) [7] $1,205 11.4% $10.5 $1.1 15.3%


  1. Webpage of BASF - The Chemical Company
  2. BASF - Reports
  3. Dupont 2009 10-K, p. 16
  4. BASF Annual Report 2009, Consolidated Financial Statements
  5. Bayer 2009 Annual Report, Consolidated Financial Statements
  6. DOW 10-K 2009, Item 1 "Business," page 10
  7. MON 10-K 2009]
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