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NFU condemns DOJ for continuous ag merger approvals

· May 31, 2018

Not everyone was pleased with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approval of German drug and chemical giant Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto this week. After Bayer agreed to sell $9 billion worth of canola, soybean, and vegetable seed businesses, as well as its Liberty herbicide business to BASF, the DOJ gave the thumbs up to […]

Bayer gets EU green light for Monsanto deal with sale to BASF

· March 21, 2018

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties’ overlaps in seeds, pesticides, and digital agriculture. “We have approved Bayer’s plans to take over Monsanto because the parties’ remedies, worth well over […]

Bayer Monsanto merger goes round 2 in Europe

· August 23, 2017

The European Commission has initiated a Phase II investigation of the proposed combination of Bayer and Monsanto. The Commission has preliminary concerns that the proposed acquisition could reduce competition in a number of different markets resulting in higher prices, lower quality, less choice, and less innovation. In particular, the initial market investigation identified preliminary concerns […]

U.S. DOJ gives thumbs up to DuPont, Dow merger

· June 16, 2017

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the way for the DuPont and Dow Chemical Company merger. The companies announced Thursday that the Antitrust Division of the DOJ will permit them to proceed with their proposed merger of equals. “We are very pleased that the DOJ has approved this transaction,” said Andrew Liveris, […]

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