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Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018, with links to the original articles.

Deals M&A

BASF/Corteva Agriscience agree deal for Clearfield sunflowers

BASF and DowDuPont’s agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, have agreed a licensing deal for BASF’s imidazolinone herbicide tolerance Clearfield Plus technology for sunflowers.
Deals BASF

Nufarm/Sumitomo aim new fungicide at Europe

Sumitomo Chemical and Nufarm have agreed to collaborate on the introduction of Sumitomo’s new fungicide, metyltetraprole (trade-marked as Pavecto), for key European cereal markets.
Deals Fungicides

Bayer/Genedata extend genome data collaboration

Bayer’s Crop Science division and Swiss software solutions supplier Genedata are extending their partnership focussed on storage and processing of genome data.
Bayer Crop Science Deals

Bayer/Crystal to collaborate on brown plant hoppers in India

Bayer’s Crop Science division in India and Indian company Crystal Crop Protection (Delhi) have agreed a collaborative project to develop crop protection solutions for the control of brown plant hoppers (Nilaparvata lugens) in rice.
Deals Bayer Crop Science

Yield10 grants research licence to Forage Genetics

The US agricultural technology company, Yield10 Bioscience (Woburn, Massachusetts), has granted a non-exclusive research licence to Land O’Lakes subsidiary Forage Genetics International to evaluate five novel yield traits in forage sorghum.
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Brazil Cade approves UPL takeover of Arysta

The Brazilian competition authority, the Cade, has approved UPL’s proposed takeover of Platform Specialty Products agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, according to legal newswire Latin Lawyer. 
Brazil Arysta LifeScience

Sumitomo acquires Agro Amazônia

Sumitomo Corporation has agreed to acquire the remaining 35% in Brazilian agribusiness company Agro Amazônia Produtos Agropecuarios (Cuiabá) that it did not already own.

M&A Sumitomo Corporation

Agrow Awards 2018 curtain raiser

An overview of the applications shortlisted for Agrow Awards 2018 to be held in London on November 12th.
M&A Operations

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018, with links to the original articles.

Deals M&A

Koppert to acquire Horticoop biologicals business

Dutch bioproducts company Koppert Biological Systems (Berkel en Rodenrijs) is to acquire the biological crop protection activities of Dutch company Horticoop (Bleiswijk) effective November 1st.

M&A

Brazilian Cade OKs agchem Agrototal's M&A deal

The Brazilian competition authority, the Cade, has approved the acquisition by agrochemical holding company Agrototal of Agro Ferrari.
M&A Brazil

Gowan agrees to acquire Brazil's Cross Link

US agrochemical company Gowan (Yuma, Arizona) has signed a letter of intent with Cross Link for it to acquire the Brazilian agrochemical company.
Gowan M&A

Promo-Vert acquires field testing operations of Phyteurop

Acceres’ French field testing company, Promo-Vert (Serres-Castet), has acquired the field testing activities of French company Phyteurop (Levallois-Perret).
M&A

Staphyt acquires Agchem Project Consulting

French contract research company Staphyt (Inchy-en-Artois) has acquired the UK-based regulatory and development consultancy, Agchem Project Consulting (APC - Ringwood, Hampshire).
M&A

Nippon Soda completes Zoetis' plant health business acquisition

Japanese company Nippon Soda has acquired the plant health business of US animal health company Zoetis.
Nippon Soda M&A

De Sangosse acquires Spanish biostimulant companies

French crop protection company De Sangosse (Agen) has acquired Spanish biostimulant companies Biologicas Canarias and Biotecnologia del Mediterraneo (both Valencia) and created a new company, Biológica Nature.
M&A Operations

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018, with links to the original articles.

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Adama estimates lower reported net income for Q3

ChemChina subsidiary Adama group expects reported net profit for the third quarter of 2018 of some $22-32 million.
Adama Sanonda Hubei Sanonda

Huapont Life Sciences agchem sales up 7% in H1

Chinese agrochemical company Huapont Life Sciences’s agrochemical sales were up 7.3% to Yuan 3,280.5 million ($479.8 million) during the first half of 2018.
Financial Results

Lianhe Chemical agchem sales up 9% in H1

Chinese company Lianhe Chemical’s agrochemical sales were up 8.9% to Yuan 1,288.6 million ($188.5 million) during the first half of 2018.
Financial Results

Anhui Guangxin agchem sales up 16% in H1

Chinese agrochemical company Anhui Guangxin’s agrochemical sales were up 16.3% to Yuan 1,541.1 million ($225.4 million) during the first half of 2018.
Financial Results

Hubei Xingfa agchem sales up 55% in H1

Chinese agrochemical company Hubei Xingfa’s agrochemical sales were up by over half (55%) to Yuan 1,548.9 million ($226.6 million) in the six months of 2018.
Financial Results

Nufarm agchem sales up 6% in fiscal 2018

Growth in all regions except Australia boosted Nufarm’s crop protection revenues by 6.1% to Aus$3,122.3 million (US$2,243.7 million at the current rate) in its fiscal year ended July 31st 2018. 
Financial Results Nufarm
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US peach grower's dicamba complaint moves forward

A US federal judge has agreed to keep a dicamba drift lawsuit brought by a Missouri peach farmer against Bayer legacy company Monsanto and BASF separate from an array of class actions filed by soybean farmers whose crops were allegedly harmed by the herbicide.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Judge set to reverse $289 million jury award in glyphosate cancer case

A California state judge looks set to overturn a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who alleged that Bayer legacy company Monsanto failed to warn him of the potential cancer risks from its glyphosate-based herbicides.
United States Legal

Dow supports appeal of US court-ordered chlorpyrifos ban

DowDuPont legacy business Dow AgroSciences is urging the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reconsider a decision by a three-judge panel that orders the EPA to revoke food tolerances for chlorpyrifos and cancel all registered uses of the insecticide.
Dow AgroSciences DowDuPont

US legal dispute heats up over $289 million jury award in glyphosate cancer case

US attorneys for the plaintiff set to collect a $289 million jury award from Bayer legacy company Monsanto are urging a state judge to uphold the verdict. 
Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Enviros refute Dow's assessment of Enlist Duo litigation

US environmentalists are pressing a federal court to vacate the registration of Dow Agrosciences' Enlist Duo herbicide, (glyphosate + 2,4-D choline), arguing that the US EPA's review of the product was inadequate.

United States Dow AgroSciences

Monsanto appeals $289 million US glyphosate cancer verdict

Bayer legacy company Monsanto has asked a US state of California judge to reverse a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who alleged that exposure to glyphosate herbicide caused him to develop cancer. 
United States Herbicides & PGRs
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KWS to double Brazilian maize facility capacity

German seed company KWS Saat (Einbeck) is doubling its maize production capacity at its facility in Patos de Minas, Brazil.
Operations

Agrow Awards 2018 curtain raiser

An overview of the applications shortlisted for Agrow Awards 2018 to be held in London on November 12th.
M&A Operations

Terramera receives Canadian funding

The Canadian biologicals company, Terramera (Vancouver, British Columbia), has received an investment of Can$2.5 million ($922,000).
Investments Operations

Certis USA completes US azadirachtin facility

Japanese company Mitsui & Co’s US biopesticide subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has completed construction and start-up of a new azadirachtin formulation and packaging plant at its US facility in Wasco, California.
Operations Certis USA

Valagro to change name of Indian subsidiary

Italian biostimulants company Valagro (Atessa) is to change the name of its Indian subsidiary, Sri Biotech Laboratories, to Valagro BioSciences.
Operations

Bayer outlines post-Monsanto acquisition vision

Bayer’s Crop Science division celebrated the acquisition of Monsanto at its recent event, Future of Farming Dialogue 2018, by inviting global researchers, businesses and journalists to present the new agriculture giant’s vision.
Bayer Crop Science Operations
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Ag Connections

Syngenta’s US farm management software company, Ag Connections (Murray, Kentucky) has appointed Jason Vowell to the newly created position of chief technology officer.
Syngenta People

Wilbur-Ellis

US agrochemical distributor Wilbur-Ellis (Walnut Creek, California) has appointed Mark Ripato from November 1st as president of its agribusiness division, which is based in Denver, Colorado.

People

Vestaron

US biopesticide company Vestaron (Kalamazoo, Michigan) has appointed Ben Cicora as vice-president of sales and marketing.
People

CropLife America

US industry association CropLife America (CLA) has elected Susanne Wasson as chair of the CLA board of directors for a two-year term.
People

Calyxt

French genomics company Cellectis’ US plant science subsidiary, Calyxt (Minneapolis, Minnesota), has appointed Jim Blome as chief executive officer with effect from October 1st.
People

Corteva Agriscience

DowDuPont has named James Collins as chief executive officer of its Corteva Agriscience business, which is expected to be spun off as an independent company by June 1st 2019.
DowDuPont People
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