Mofcom Approval of Syngenta/ChemChina Coming Soon

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

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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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

Syngenta Seeks Third-Party Status in CADE Review of Dow/DuPont merger

Swiss agrochemicals giant Syngenta filed a request on November 3 to be admitted as an official third party in the Brazilian review of the Dow/DuPont merger. November 3 wasfeatured

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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

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