CW's annual outlook issue will present insight from industry leaders and IHS Markit to help you navigate the year ahead. The feature will dive in on several critical themes that will impact industry in the year ahead, including the state of the industry cycle, sustainability, trends in capital spending and M&A, and shifts in North American, European, Asian, and Mideast markets.
The feature will assess M&A and capital allocation strategies for chemical makers. M&A activity generally remains robust, but there is some evidence that this will change soon: interest rates are on the rise, and demand is softening in many places. Executives, investment bankers and analysts will provide insight on on the direction of chemical M&A in light of these new trends.
This feature will look at how well the North American trucking, rail, and ports are meeting the evolving needs of the petrochemical sector. Issues to be addressed include capital projects, capacity constraints, and price trends.
Analyzing the results of CW’s annual survey to 248 top executives in the chemical industry. After stalling in 2015, pay for the industry’s top executives jumped in 2016 as the stock market posted solid gains. So what were the trends in executive compensation in 2017?
This feature will look at trends for the industry in equity and debt markets, including valuations, access to capital and interest rates.
The issue will feature a ranking of the industry’s top companies by sales, as well as data by region, R&D spending and capital expenditures.