Managing Director & Partner
Adam Rothman joined Boston Consulting Group in 2009. He leads the Chemicals and Process Industries Topics for North America, and is a core member of the Process Industries and Building Materials, Strategy, and Operations practice areas at BCG.
Adam’s client work focuses on long term transformative growth agendas for major multinationals as well as turnaround strategies for businesses in crisis. He has led client projects in business unit and growth strategy, commercial due diligence, and corporate portfolio and value creation strategy, across the chemicals and building materials sectors spectrums, for clients on four continents.
Synthetic biology is a difficult technology to master and especially tough to scale. Chemical and materials startups and their backers need to find the meeting place of technology capability, market need, and cost.
Our annual assessment of chemical companies’ TSR shows steady growth from 2017 to 2021, daunting turbulence so far in 2022, and viable strategies for recovering.
Chemical companies are shifting to a new, multifunctional, more collaborative form of R&D, where growth depends on their ability to engage with the outside world.
In this tenth-anniversary report, BCG looks back and ahead. What distinguishes the industry’s highfliers? It’s not location, product line, or M&A. It’s innovation and acumen.
Those that expand or build a high-quality, innovative online platform will have a clear advantage.
Chemical demand weakened last year. Here’s how the winners adapted—and how sustainability impacts the industry.
The increase in total shareholder value is concentrated in companies that sell specialty products in both emerging and developed markets.
To create real value for both chemical manufacturers and buyers, distributors must become experts in specific products and applications, deliver superlative service, and go digital.
The industry as a whole has not been generating much growth, but one subsector is a notable—and instructive—exception.
The specialty chemical market in North America is growing rapidly. In response, suppliers are shifting to third-party distribution, creating new opportunities for suppliers and distributors alike.