Chemicals have been steadily attracting private equity investments. Since the beginning of 2009, PE investors have invested in 68 U.S. companies in the Chemicals & Gases industry, according to the PitchBook Platform. Both last year and this year to date, the industry's activity has been largely concentrated in the Midwest, with the region accounting for 58% of the deal flow last year and 54% in 2012 thus far.
*2012 to date
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