Bayer completes Monsanto acquisition

Bayer formally completed its takeover of the Monsanto business last week, ending a two-year transaction process which doubles the size of the Bayer Crop Science division. Some 25 national and regional competition approvals are in place, with four more pending, of which Argentina is the most important.

Nufarm completes purchase of ChemChina assets

Nufarm has completed its acquisition of a range of Adama and Syngenta assets as part of the European Commission’s regulatory conditions for ChemChina’s purchase of Syngenta – ChemChina already owned Adama.  Syngenta has confirmed completion of the divestment, first...

Nufarm adds to EU herbicide range

Off patent crop protection specialist Nufarm has acquired a portfolio of European herbicides from FMC, its second major deal in as many months. The SU actives are mainly for broadleaved weed control in cereals. The latest move follows the European Commission’s...

ChemChina sets out ambitions for Syngenta

ChemChina has completed its acquisition of Syngenta, almost 18 months after the Syngenta board recommended its shareholders accept the offer. Much of 2015 had been spent fighting off a takeover bid from Monsanto. Syngenta says its priorities under its new ownership...