EU Commission seeks views on IEI/Arysta tie-up:
The European Commission is seeking comments on the proposed acquisition of Arysta LifeScience by the Irish-based international investment firm, Industrial Equity Investments (IEI - Agrow No 530, p 1). The call is part of the Commission's consideration of whether the transaction would require a review under EU competition rules. IEI is owned by the private equity firm, Permira Funds, and is seeking to buy Arysta from investment firm Olympus Capital Holdings for around ¥50,000 million ($2,200 million). The acquisition would be IEI's first investment in Japan and would take place through IEI Japan Co.