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Certis Europe/CEV enter Problad distribution deal

Japanese company Mitsui & Co subsidiary Certis Europe and Portuguese company CEV have agreed an exclusive distribution and sales deal for CEV’s BLAD (Banda de Lupinus albus doce) polypeptide-based biofungicide, Problad.

Certis Europe Mitsui & Co

Bayer/Netafim/BGN deal on precision application for Velum Prime

Bayer’s Crop Science division has signed a three-year deal to collaborate with precision irrigation specialist Netafim, and Israeli Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s (BGU) technology company, BGN Technologies.

Bayer Crop Science Insecticides

STK/Sipcam-Oxon deal to distribute Timorex Gold in Spain

The Israeli biopesticide company, STK Bio-ag Technologies (formerly Stockton), has agreed a deal with Sipcam-Oxon for the distribution of its biofungicide, Timorex Gold (Melaleuca alternifolia extract) in Spain.

Sipcam Oxon STK Bio-ag Technologies

Mitsui and ISK acquire stakes in Brazilian business Ourofino

Japanese companies Mitsui & Co and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) have acquired stakes in the Brazilian agrochemical company, Ourofino Agrociencias (Ribeirão Preto).

Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Mitsui & Co

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

RiceTec/PLP agree Argentine collaboration

The US rice company, RiceTec (Houston, Texas), has agreed a collaboration with the Argentine group, Grupo Puerto Las Palmas (PLP), for the production of hybrid rice seeds in the country.

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Globachem acquires R&D capabilities of UK company Redag Crop Protection

Belgian agrochemical company Globachem (Sint-Truiden) has acquired the research and development capabilities of UK company Redag Crop Protection (Alderley Park, Cheshire).

M&A R&D

Mitsui and ISK acquire stakes in Brazilian business Ourofino

Japanese companies Mitsui & Co and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) have acquired stakes in the Brazilian agrochemical company, Ourofino Agrociencias (Ribeirão Preto).

Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Mitsui & Co

US DoJ defends Bayer/Monsanto merger

The US Trump administration will not seek additional changes to the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, calling the deal a "victory for American farmers and consumers". 

United States DOJ

Syngenta China appointments signal ChemChina alignment with Sinochem

ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has appointed the president of Sinochem Agriculture, Qin Hengde, to “oversee” Syngenta China.

ChemChina Sinochem International

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

Bioline/Biocolor launch jv Bioline Iberia

French co-operative group InVivo’s biologicals business, Bioline, and Spanish biocontrols company Biocolor have launched a joint venture, Bioline Iberia.

M&A Operations

UPL receives all approvals for Arysta acquisition

UPL has received all regulatory approvals needed to complete the acquisition of Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience.

M&A Arysta LifeScience

Tradecorp acquires Brazilian business Microquimica

Portuguese ag company Sapec Agro Business’ nutrients supplier Tradecorp has acquired Brazilian biologicals business, Microquimica.

M&A Sapec Agro Business

Gowan acquires Ecoflora and forms biologicals unit

The US agrochemical company, Gowan (Yuma, Arizona), has acquired the Colombian bioproducts company, EcoFlora Agro (Rionegro), and created a new biologicals business unit to be built around the EcoFlora brand.

M&A Biologicals

Amvac acquires Agrovant and Defensive

US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Newport Beach, California) has acquired Brazilian crop protection and ag inputs companies, Agrovant and Defensive (both Jaboticabal).

American Vanguard M&A

Adama enters MoU to acquire crop protection assets of Huifeng Bio Agriculture

ChemChina subsidiary Adama has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire “key parts” of Chinese chemical company Jiangsu Huifeng Bio Agriculture’s crop protection business.

Adama Deals

UPL/others in reported bids for majority stake in Gharda

UPL and three other bidders have reportedly placed independent bids to acquire a controlling 57.7% stake in Indian chemical and agrochemical company Gharda Chemicals.

M&A UPL
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Nissan's agchem sales down 6% in Q3

Nissan Chemical's consolidated agrochemical sales (including some veterinary products) fell by 6% to ¥5,969 million ($54.4 million) in the three months to December 31st 2018.

Financial Results Nissan Chemical

FMC agchem sales up 27% in Q4

The acquisition of certain crop protection assets from DuPont (part of DowDuPont) boosted FMC's agrochemical sales by 26.9% to $1,099.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

FMC Financial Results

Nippon Kayaku's nine-month agchem sales up

Japanese company Nippon Kayaku recorded an undisclosed increase in agrochemical sales during the first nine months of its fiscal year ending March 31st 2019. Revenues rose in Japan and overseas.

Financial Results

SDS Biotech posts Q3 results

Japanese company Idemitsu Kosan's agrochemical subsidiary, SDS Biotech, recorded sales of ¥8,177 million ($74.6 million at the current rate) in the three months to December 31st 2018, which was the second quarter of fiscal 2019. 

Financial Results SDS Biotech

Mixed nine months for Sumitomo's agchem business

Sumitomo Chemical recorded increased sales of agrochemicals in South America and Asia in the nine months to December 31st 2018. 

Financial Results Sumitomo Chemical

FMC upgrades ag earnings

FMC has raised its earnings outlook for the fourth quarter of 2018 on the back of a better-than-expected performance for its agrochemical business. 

Financial Results FMC
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Bayer/Monsanto win case in Indian seed royalty dispute

Bayer’s Indian joint venture, Mahyco-Monsanto Biotech (MMB), has received a favourable award from the arbitration panel in the proceedings against the Indian companies, Nuziveedu Seeds and Prabhat Agri Biotech.

India Bayer Crop Science

US EPA gets another chance to uproot chloryprifos ban

The US Trump administration has been given a temporary reprieve from a court order requiring the EPA to ban use of the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, on food crops.

EPA Dow AgroSciences

US govt says shutdown warrants stay of dicamba challenge

The Trump administration has asked a federal court to stay a lawsuit challenging the US EPA's new registration for Bayer legacy company Monsanto's dicamba herbicide.

United States Bayer Crop Science

French Anses contests Court finding of Roundup Pro 360 assessment error

The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

France Anses

French Court cancels approval for Roundup Pro 360

The French Administrative Court in Lyon has cancelled the approval for Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

France Bayer Crop Science

Bayer says glyphosate cancer warning claims pre-empted by US federal law

Bayer is arguing that US federal pesticide law pre-empts lawsuits that allege that its legacy company, Monsanto, had failed to warn consumers about the potential cancer risks from its glyphosate-based herbicides.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto
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Tiger Fund to join Longhan to invest in Origin Agritech

Cayman Islands-based investment company Tiger Capital Fund is to join investment company Longhan Investment Management to invest in Chinese agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech (Beijing).

Operations

Indian NACL to raise $16 million

Indian company NACL Industries (known as Nagarjuna Agrichem until September 2017) is to raise around Rs 1,150 million ($16.1 million) through the issue of equity and equity warrants to an incoming investor and the existing promoter.

Operations

Arysta expands ProNutiva programme to Europe

UAP business Arysta LifeScience is launching its ProNutiva programmes, already established in South America, in Italy and other European countries.

Arysta LifeScience Operations

Seed Force opens new HQ in Australia

Australian seed company Seed Force has opened its “purpose-built” national headquarters at Shepparton in Victoria, New South Wales.

Operations

Campo Limpio Peru wins national environment award

Peru’s Campo Limpio (Clean Field) programme won the national Antonio Brack Egg 2018 environment prize for its programme on disposal and recycling of empty pesticide containers.

Operations Peru

Oro Agri sets up in Turkey

South African company Omnia Holdings' Cayman Islands-based biologicals subsidiary business, Oro Agri, is establishing a business in Turkey.

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Rotam CropSciences

Chinese agrochemical company Rotam CropSciences (Hong Kong) has appointed Calvin Lu as vice-general manager of commercial and smart agriculture for the China region.

People

Concentric Ag Corporation

US biostimulant company Concentric Ag Corporation (Denver, Colorado) has appointed Jarrett Chambers as executive vice-president for marketing and sales and chief commercial officer.

People

Rallis India

Rallis India has appointed Sanjiv Lal as managing director and CEO for a period of five years from April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2024.

People Rallis India

Aerobotics

The South African pest and disease management systems for tree crop protection company, Aerobotics (Cape Town), has appointed Stuart van der Veen as chief platform officer.

People

Oro Agri

South African company Omnia Holdings' Cayman Islands-based biologicals subsidiary business, Oro Agri, has appointed Orcun Urun as its country manager for its new Turkish business.

People

Syngenta China appointments signal ChemChina alignment with Sinochem

ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has appointed the president of Sinochem Agriculture, Qin Hengde, to “oversee” Syngenta China.

ChemChina Sinochem International
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