Consolidation: What a Sika-Saint-Gobain merger would mean for raw materials

By Josie Shillito
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The merger between Sika and Saint Gobain may well be off, but consolidation within the construction materials industry is here to stay, and raw materials suppliers will have to be innovative to keep their prices up as the next merger looms on the horizon.

A Zurich court’s ruling on the proposed Sika-Saint-Gobain tie-up has made it seem unlikely that the two groups will merge. However, consolidation in the fragmented construction industry remains very much a reality and raw materials suppliers will need to take note if they want to keep their prices from being...

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