Sibanye Gold Expected to Make Concessions for Stillwater Deal

Sibanye Gold is trying to ease pressure from shareholders by increasing the equity portion of its offer for U.S. platinum group metals and palladium producer Stillwater, but the dealfeatured

Update on Brazilian Reviews of Agrochem Deals

Brazilian regulator CADE is expected to prepare an opinion on ChemChina’s planned acquisition of Swiss agrochemical peer Syngenta by the second half of February, a source closefeatured

Linde Expected to Sell Brazilian Business for Praxair Merger

The planned merger between Connecticut-based industrial gas supplier Praxair and German peer Linde is raising significant concern in Brazil among a wide range of stakeholders, sourcesfeatured

CADE Launches In-Depth Probe of Dow/DuPont

Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE has declared the planned merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont “complex,” and launched an in-depth investigation aimed at further analyzingfeatured

African Non-Profit to Fight Agrochem Mergers

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), a Johannesburg-based non-profit organization promoting food sovereignty and campaigning against corporate control of Africa’s food resources, is going to filefeatured

Shareholder Concerns Voiced in Stillwater/Sibanye Deal

Some of Sibanye Gold’s minority shareholders have raised concerns over the company’s ongoing acquisition of U.S. platinum group metals and palladium producer Stillwater, South African sources told CTFN.featured

Conglomerate Effects Unlikely to Hinder Brocade/Broadcom Competition Reviews

Broadcom’s $5.9 billion acquisition of data and storage networking player Brocade should not raise any regulatory concerns, a source close to Broadcom, a former Brocade seniorfeatured

Joy/Komatsu Moves forward in Australia and Brazil

The planned merger between underground mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global and Japanese player Komatsu has been unconditionally cleared in Brazil, while the Australian Competitionfeatured

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Platform Specialty Calls for Conditions on Brazil’s Approval of Syngenta/ChemChina

Platform Specialty Products’ subsidiary Arysta LifeScience has raised concerns over the pending merger between Syngenta and ChemChina with Brazilian regulator CADE. In a filing on December 14, the company, which is bothfeatured

High Court Sanction of Odebrecht Settlement Could be Months Away

Brazilian corruption-tainted conglomerate Odebrecht is rumored to have signed a record-breaking $2.5 billion leniency agreement with public prosecutors. However, the agreement, which has not been officially confirmed by the company or thefeatured

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