Dow completes Sudwestsaat deal
Dow AgroSciences has completed the acquisition of assets of the German maize seed company, Sudwestsaat (Rastatt). The deal was agreed in October 2008 ( Agrow No 554, p 1). Separately, Dow has agreed that Sudwestsaat’s long-time sales and marketing partner, Saaten-Union, will be Dow’s preferred partner for maize seed in Europe on a long-term basis. The deal gives Dow greater market penetration, while providing Saaten-Union with access to Dow’s maize hybrids and technologies, the companies point out.