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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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