CADE Updates to Dow/DuPont and Monsanto/Bayer

Dow/DuPont Agrochemical giants Dow and DuPont are negotiating a remedy package with Brazilian CADE’s General Superintendence, a source familiar with the transaction told CTFN.featured

Monsanto/Bayer Deal Needs China’s Ministry of Agriculture Approval

The Monsanto/Bayer deal must be cleared by China’s Ministry of Agriculture as well as by Mofcom, a Chinese antitrust attorney familiar with the sector told CTFN. The attorney said that even though the dealfeatured

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Bayer to Refile Monsanto Deal in India

The Monsanto/Bayer transaction will be refiled with the Competition Commission of India, a source close to the deal said. “The paperwork was done within the first thirty days asfeatured

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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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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

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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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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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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