Perspectives

Chris Cerimele - Managing Partner, Balmoral Advisors

Chris Cerimele

Managing Partner

Chris Cerimele

Managing Partner

This report provides an update of global M&A market conditions. Presented at the 8th ICIS World Surfactants Conference in May 2018.

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