Mofcom Approval of Syngenta/ChemChina Coming Soon

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Mofcom approval of the Syngenta/ChemChina deal shouldfeatured

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

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

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

Election Not Grounds for CFIUS Re-Examination of Syngenta/ChemChina

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen and Diane Alter – The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States cannot re-examine ChemChina’s $43 billion purchase of Syngenta of Switzerland merely because Donald Trump, a Republican, willfeatured

ACCC Review of Syngenta-ChemChina Focused on Patented Products

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission fears that the merger between chemicals conglomerate ChemChina and Swiss seed and pesticide maker Syngenta could lessen competition between patented and generic products, a Sydney-based competition lawyer told CTFN. “… (the) ChemChina and Syngenta (case) has a similar flavor to the Pfizer case – namely, competition between patented andfeatured

Brazilian Suppliers Nervous over Syngenta-ChemChina Deal

Some of Syngenta’s pest control suppliers in Brazil have voiced concerns that following the merger with ChemChina, the company could reduce local procurement levels, relying more heavily on their Chinese counterparts, a Syngenta supplier told CTFN. “I am a little bit worried about everything that is going on at the moment,” said a senior executive … Read Morefeatured

Syngenta/ChemChina Moves Forward in Brazil

Brazilian regulator CADE is expected to decide on ChemChina’s planned takeover bid for Swiss peer Syngenta within the next forty to sixty days, a source involved in the case told CTFN. The source said that although the standard time period to review a merger through ordinary proceedings is 240 days, the case isfeatured

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