Bayer Agreement with BASF Does Not Answer All EC Antitrust Issues

Last week BASF agreed to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses for $7 billion, but the deal does not answer all offeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Early Remedy Package Not Expected at European Commission

As the European Commission’s review of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto proceeds, Bayer is not planning to proactively offer remedies to the commission beyond thosefeatured

Monsanto and Bayer in Remedy Discussions with Indian Regulator

Monsanto and Bayer are in pre-phase 2 remedy negotiations with the Competition Commission of India, several antitrust sources familiarfeatured

R&D Concerns Secondary in Monsanto/Bayer Deal

Bayer’s recent announcement that the completion of its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto will stretch into 2018 was not surprising given the deal’s complexity To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

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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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Brazil Fears Agrochemical Deals May Lead to Price Increases

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) is concerned that the planned agrochemical mergers will raise prices for farmers, an antitrust lawyer involved in CADE’s review of such deals told CTFN. Although “more market share does not necessarily mean higher prices for farmers,” the lawyer pointed out that, Dow-DuPont,featured

Monsanto/Bayer Merger to Face Opposition in Africa

Bayer’s $66 billion bid for genetically modified seed and herbicide producer Monsanto faces strong opposition from a range of stakeholders in South Africa and neighboring countries, sources told CTFN. “Food security is a key issue in this part of the world,” Chris Charter, director and national head of Competition at South Africanfeatured

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Dow/DuPont Seen Clearing DOJ

The Dow/DuPont merger, which has been under antitrust scrutiny for almost eight months, is expected to gain clearance from the Department of Justice, even as the newly announced Bayer/Monsanto and the Agrium/Potash deals raise the heat on big agricultural combinations, two well-placed sources in the industry told CTFN. “The added question from the EU are … Read Morefeatured

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Focusing on Crop Protection in Dow-DuPont Review

The European Commission on August 11 commenced a Phase II investigation into the proposed Dow Chemical-DuPont merger. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, meanwhile, is in the midst of conducting its own in-depth review.featured

Monsanto Progresses Soybean Business in Brazil

Monsanto is likely to profit from Brazil’s economic crisis, as the country − the world’s largest soybean exporter − strives to boost production and retain foreign investors amid an uncertain political and financial outlook. Sources told CTFN that Brazilian regulators are expected to approve Monsanto’s recent licensing agreement with rival Dupontfeatured

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