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TPC Group gets higher buyout offer from Innospec

Oct 8 (Reuters) - Chemicals maker TPC Group Incsaid it received a buyout proposal from Innospec Incfor $721.3 million, topping an offer made by private equityfirms First Reserve Corp and SK Capital Partners.

Specialty chemicals company Innospec would pursue a deal foran all-cash price of $44 to $46 per share, TPC said in astatement on Monday.

First Reserve and SK offered $40 in August.

(Reporting by Krishna N. Das in Bangalore; Editing by DonSebastian)

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Keywords: TPCGROUP OFFER/INNOSPEC