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Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38,Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rheinland-Pfalz 67056

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Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Power & Utilities
Agriculture & Mills
Oil & Gas

Company Description

BASF SE engages in the provision of chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, Agricultural Solutions, and Other. The Chemicals segment supplies petrochemicals and intermediates. The Materials segment includes isocyanates and polyamides as well as inorganic basic products and specialties for the plastics and plastics processing industries. The Industrial Solutions segment develops and markets ingredients and additives for industrial applications such as polymer dispersions, pigments, resins, electronic materials, antioxidants, and additives. The Surface Technologies segment bundles chemical solutions for surfaces with the catalysts and coating divisions. The Nutrition and Care segment consists of ingredients and solutions for consumer applications in the areas of nutrition, home, and personal care. The Agricultural Solutions segment comprises fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and biological crop protection products, as well as seeds and seed treatment products. The Other segment focuses on the commodity trading, engineering and other services, as well as rental income and leases. The company was founded on April 6, 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

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Chief Information Officer

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Supervisory Board

Chief Executive Officer at BASF SE

Former Department Head in Materials Planning & Logistics, Stuttgart-Feuerbach Alternator Plant at Robert Bosch GmbH

Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative at BASF SE

Senior Advisor at Evercore, Inc.

Director at Software AG

Chairman at Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau Chemie Energie

Professional at BASF SE

Chairman, Greater China Region at IBM (China) Co., Ltd.

Former Regional Manager at Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau Chemie Energie

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FvS is an active manager which utilizes their five major core values of diversification, flexibility, quality, solvency and value to construct portfolios invested in equity, bond, and multi-asset instruments across regions and sectors. The firm aims to preserve and increase client assets by employing a long-term investment approach. Their equity funds invest in quality companies with stable business models. FvS is doing in-house analysis of the individual stocks to weigh a well-considered diversification of investments in different markets, sectors and currencies, opportunities and risks. They offer four different equity funds - all in common is the value-oriented stock selection by the firm’s portfolio managers. In addition to FvS’ pure bond funds that invest worldwide, the firm also offers a global strategy for convertible bonds which is a defensive alternative to pure equity investments. The firm’s multi-asset funds are an actively mix of several asset classes such as stocks, bonds and gold, combining investment opportunities with smart risk diversification.

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DWS UK specializes in global alternative investments. They are an active, risk-aware manager which aims to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through their multi-manager multi-strategy portfolios, multi-manager strategy-specific portfolios, and single-manager portfolios. DWS UK offers investors access to a diverse range of regional and global strategies across the spectrum of direct real estate and infrastructure, real estate and infrastructure securities and commodities, private equity, sustainable investments and hedge funds.

Recent Transactions
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Vlaams Instituut Voor Biotechnologie - Flanders Institute purchases CropDesign NV from BASF SE

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BASF SE purchases Evonik Operations GmbH /PPA Business from Evonik Industries AG

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Graines Voltz SA purchases Basf Se/Hild Samen Business from BASF SE

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Advised onAbbott Laboratories purchases BASF Pharma Ltd. from BASF SE

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Advised onAccess Industries, Inc. - New York, Basell NV /Private Group purchase Basell Service Co. BV from BASF SE, Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

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Advised onClayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, Solenis LLC purchase Basf SE /Paper & Water Chemicals Bus from BASF SE

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP


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