Bayer Set to Notify EC for Monsanto Merger in Mid April

Bayer expects to notify the European Commission in the second or third week of April, for its acquisition of Monsanto, a source close to Bayer told CTFN. Originally, Bayer wanted to notify the Monsanto dealfeatured

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Interview: Former Monsanto Executive Talks Merger

Corrected & Updated:  CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed Bernard Auxenfans, former Monsanto Worldwide Chief Operating Officer.  Auxenfans began his career with Monsanto in France, and held marketing and general management positions in the US, Canada, and Latin America before becoming worldwide COO of the Global Agriculture Sector. Auxenfans has the distinction of being the manager who … Read Morefeatured

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Rivals Call for Conditional Approval of Dow/DuPont in Brazil

German chemical company BASF has asked Brazilian regulator CADE to impose remedies on the planned merger between US peers Dow and DuPont, CTFN has learned. In a regulatory filing published on Februaryfeatured

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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

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

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

Bayer Has Submitted CFIUS Filing, EC Filing Pending US Progress

Bayer has submitted a voluntary filing for review of its deal with Monsanto to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a Bayer spokesperson told CTFN. Bayer is waiting to receive antitrust approval in the US for its pending acquisition of Monsanto before it seeks to finalize itsfeatured

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CADE to Decide on Syngenta/ChemChina Shortly

Brazilian regulator CADE is expected to decide on ChemChina’s proposed takeover of Syngenta within the next ten days, a Sao Paulo-based competition lawyer familiar with the case told CTFN. The source believes that the transaction, which was formally notifiedfeatured

Syngenta/ChemChina Delay Related to Process

On November 16, the European Commission extended its phase 2 deadline for the Syngenta/ChemChina deal by 10 working days until March 29, under Art 10(3)2. The commission is looking for remedies in phase 2, sources said, adding that some parts offeatured

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