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KWS/Iteris agree digital product collaboration

German seed company KWS Saat and US applied informatics for agriculture company Iteris have agreed to add the US company’s ClearAg platform to KWS' digital farming programme.

Deals Digital Precision Ag

BASF/Taranis agree deal on crop monitoring solutions in Brazil

BASF and Israeli precision agriculture company Taranis (Tel Aviv) have agreed a collaboration to provide farmers in Brazil with crop monitoring solutions.

BASF Brazil

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019, with links to the original articles.

M&A Deals

Corteva/Evogene agree equity swaps in biosciences businesses

Corteva Agriscience is acquiring a 30% stake in Israeli plant biotechnology company Evogene's (Rehovot) agricultural biologicals subsidiary, Lavie Bio (Lavie).

Corteva Agriscience Evogene

BASF/Ontera agree diagnostic research collaboration

BASF and US molecular diagnostics company Ontera (Santa Cruz, California) have agreed a research collaboration to detect diseases and resistances in plants using Ontera's molecular diagnostic platform.

BASF Deals

AgBiome/Summit Agro agree biofungicide deal in Mexico

The US agricultural biotechnology company, AgBiome Innovations (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), and Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation have agreed a joint registration development and commercialisation deal for a biofungicide in Mexico.

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MBI to acquire Pro Farm

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), is to acquire Finnish plant stimulant and soil-treatment business, Pro Farm Technologies OY.

Marrone Bio Innovations M&A

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019, with links to the original articles.

M&A Deals

Corteva/Evogene agree equity swaps in biosciences businesses

Corteva Agriscience is acquiring a 30% stake in Israeli plant biotechnology company Evogene's (Rehovot) agricultural biologicals subsidiary, Lavie Bio (Lavie).

Corteva Agriscience Evogene

Andermatt acquires stake in Argentine biologicals firm

Swiss biologicals company Andermatt Biocontrol has acquired a 22% stake in the Argentine biologicals supplier, Agricheck.

Andermatt Biocontrol M&A

Koppert acquires Nitrasoil of Argentina

Dutch bioproducts company Koppert Biological Systems has acquired Argentine business Nitrasoil.

Koppert Biological Systems M&A

Indian Mahindra & Mahindra buys stake in Swiss agtech firm Gamaya

Indian automotive company Mahindra & Mahindra's Farm Equipment Sector has acquired an 11.25% stake in Swiss agricultural technology firm Gamaya for CHF 4.3 million ($4.3 million).

M&A Digital Precision Ag

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019

A month-by-month year-to-date listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019, with links to the original articles.

M&A Deals

Koppert acquires US company Natural Enemies

Dutch bioproducts company Koppert Biological Systems has acquired US biopesticide company Natural Enemies.

Koppert Biological Systems M&A

Chinese ambassador calls ChemChina's Syngenta purchase a bad deal

China's ambassador to Switzerland has called ChemChina's $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta a bad deal, reports Reuters, quoting an interview in the Swiss news service, Tages-Anzeiger.

M&A ChemChina

Excel Industries to acquire manufacturing facility

Indian specialty chemical company Excel Industries (Mumbai) has agreed to acquire a chemical manufacturing unit located at Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh from Indian company NetMatrix Crop Care (Visakhapatnam).

M&A

KWS acquires Dutch veg seed company Pop Vriend

German seed company KWS Saat (Einbeck) has agreed to acquire Dutch seed company Pop Vriend Seeds (Andijk).

M&A

Belchim completes takeover of former Engage Agro

Belgian company Belchim Crop Protection (Londerzeel) has acquired all remaining shares in its Canadian business, Belchim Crop Protection Canada.

Belchim Crop Protection M&A
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Rallis India up 9% in Q1

Rallis India recorded an 8.7% increase in sales to Rs 6,232.4 million ($89.5 million at the current rate) in its first quarter ended June 30th.

Rallis India Financial Results

Amvac's agchem sales up 2% in Q2

American Vanguard's crop protection sales rose by 1.5% to $95.9 million in the second quarter of 2019. 

Financial Results American Vanguard

MBI sales up 22% in Q2

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), registered a 21.6% revenue rise to some $7 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Marrone Bio Innovations Financial Results

Sharda agchems down 16% in Q1

Indian company Sharda Cropchem (Mumbai) recorded a 16.1% fall in agrochemical revenues to Rs 3,171 million ($45.5 million at the current rate) in its fiscal 2020 first quarter ended June 30th 2019.

Financial Results

Nissan agchem sales down 10% in Q1

Nissan Chemical's consolidated agrochemical sales (including some veterinary products) declined by 10.3% to ¥14,667 million ($138.5 million at the current rate) in the first quarter of its fiscal year ending March 31st 2020.

Financial Results Nissan Chemical

Dhanuka sales up 3% in Q1

Indian agrochemical company Dhanuka Agritech recorded a net sales rise of 2.8% to Rs 2,189.8 million ($31.4 million at the current rate) in its first quarter ended June 30th.

Dhanuka Agritech Financial Results
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Enviros restart legal bid to upend Bayer/Monsanto's dicamba

Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate the US EPA's approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's dicamba herbicide.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

US EPA sued over decision not to ban chlorpyrifos

Environmentalists and farmworker advocates have returned to court to once again try to compel the US EPA to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

EPA Legal

Amvac goes to EU court over ethoprophos non-renewal

US company American Vanguard's Dutch subsidiary, Amvac Netherlands, has brought a lawsuit seeking an annulment of the European Commission’s decision not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide/acaricide, ethoprophos.

Europe EU

Over 35% jump in plaintiffs against Bayer's glyphosate in three months

Bayer is facing an increase of over a third in the number of plaintiffs seeking damages for exposure to legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Brazil court orders Intacta royalties paid into escrow account

A Brazilian court has ordered Bayer legacy business Monsanto to deposit the "full amount of royalties" from its patented genetically modified Intacta soybean technology into an escrow account.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

US judge cuts $2 billion glyphosate award to $87 million

A California state court judge has slashed damages awarded to a couple who claim Bayer legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicides caused their cancer from $2,052 million to $86.7 million.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto
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Incotec to open rice ST facility in Malaysia

UK specialty chemical company Croda's Dutch seed treatment business, Incotec, is to open its newest facility in Kedah, Malaysia on August 22nd.

Malaysia Operations

Eurofins opens third field trial facility in Bulgaria

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services (EAS) has opened a third field testing facility in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Operations

MBI creates $37 m financing pool for ops and acquisitions

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), has established a $36.6 million financing facility with its existing investors through a right to call the exercise of certain existing warrants.

Marrone Bio Innovations Investments

Agrochemicals: has external manufacturing become the preferred option?

Rapid advances in quality and scale among Asian manufacturers, most notably in India, suggest new market opportunities by tipping the make vs buy equation.

Operations

Nufarm issues profit warning and raises funds from Sumitomo

Nufarm is raising Aus$ $97.5 million (US$66.3 million) through the sale of preference securities to existing shareholder, Sumitomo Chemical, as it issues a profit warning.

Nufarm Sumitomo Chemical

Agrosavfe raises €35 million investment

The Belgian biologicals company, AgroSavfe (Ghent), has raised €35 million ($38.5 million) in a series C financing round.

Investments Operations
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Genective

Genective, the joint venture between French seed company Vilmorin & Cie and German seed company KWS, has appointed Qiaoni Linda Jing as chief executive officer.

People

Beijing Nutrichem

Chinese company Beijing Nutrichem has made three appointments, including that of Chen Boyang as chief executive officer.

People

Sipcam Agro USA

Sipcam-Oxon's US agrochemical business, Sipcam Agro USA (Durham, North Carolina), has appointed John Gertz as chief executive officer. 

People Sipcam Oxon

Syngenta

Syngenta has appointed Ignacio Beltramino as its seed business unit director for Latam South Syngenta.

Syngenta People

Sumitomo Chemical

Sumitomo Chemical has appointed Juan Ferreira as president of Sumitomo Chemical Latin America, and global strategic advisor for Sumitomo Chemical's Health & Crop Sciences Sector.

People Sumitomo Chemical

Agrosavfe

The Belgian biologicals company, AgroSavfe (Ghent), has appointed Patrice Sellès as chief executive officer.

People
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