Versum Materials Inc said on Monday that Merck KGaA had raised its offer for the company to $53 per share from $48.
Merck had launched a hostile $5.9 billion all-cash takeover offer for Versum last month as the German pharma group looks to boost its presence in the semiconductor materials market. (reut.rs/2Vw7iNE)
Merck did not have an immediate comment.
By Saumya Sibi Joseph
TechnipFMC says it has resumed activities related to the previous announced separation of the company into two separate pure-play businesses, TechnipFMC and Technip Energies.
Solvay’s new policy increases maternity leave to 16 weeks. It is now available to any co-parent regardless of gender or sexual orientation; it also includes parents who adopt. The parent employed by Solvay will receive 100% of his or her salary during this leave period.
The Solvay Group (Brussels, Belgium) agreed to sell its North American and European amphoteric surfactant business to OpenGate Capital, a private equity firm with headquarters in Los Angeles. The sale includes the three main production sites in University Park, Illinois (USA), Genthin, Germany, Halifax, United Kingdom, and a tolling business in Turkey.