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January 15, 2015
Borealis has divested a package of proprietary fertilizer process technologies—including for the production of nitric acid, ammonium nitrate solution, and urea ammonium...
January 14, 2015
Influential international shareholders have supported Sika management's battle to thwart a partial $2.78-billion bid from Saint-Gobain that would give the latter control of Sika. Sika...
January 13, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), currently the subject of a battle between its controlling shareholders and its management over a $2.78-billion bid from France's Saint Gobain, today reported...
January 5, 2015
The Burkard-Schenker family, the largest shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland), has filed a lawsuit with the cantonal court of Zug, Switzerland, to force an extraordinary...
January 5, 2015
Novartis has announced it completed, on 1 January, divesting its animal health division to Eli Lilly for approximately $5.40 billion. The deal is part of a comprehensive set of...
December 24, 2014
A group of 12 minority shareholders on Tuesday launched a last-ditch attempt to prevent the French group Saint-Gobain from buying the family-controlled Swiss building chemicals group...
December 17, 2014
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) says it has completed its acquisition of Allylix (San Diego, CA), a start-up with technology for bio-based fragrance...
December 11, 2014
Lonza says that it has recently entered into collaboration agreements with two prominent innovation clusters — Medicen Paris Region in France, and BioPmed Innovation Cluster in...
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
December 8, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) says that it will acquire all shares held by the Burkard family — the current majority shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland) — for 2.75...
December 1, 2014
Fine chemicals company Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis (Dottikon ES; Dottikon, Switzerland) reports a net loss of 3.20 million Swiss francs ($3.33 million) for its fiscal first half...
December 1, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that it has acquired Hameln Pharma (Hameln...
November 24, 2014
Syngenta says it will eliminate or relocate 1,800 jobs as part of an ongoing restructuring program that is expected to generate savings of $265.0 million in 2015. The reductions will...
November 20, 2014
Sunshine Biopharma (Montreal), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, says that it...
November 19, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
November 19, 2014
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a market leader in the global fragrance and flavor industry, says it has opened an expanded technical center and regional offices at Dubai. The...
November 13, 2014
Engineering & construction group AMEC (London) today announced the completion of the £5 billion ($7.9 billion) merger with Foster Wheeler, creating Amec Foster Wheeler...
November 10, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its CFO, Markus Knüsli Amacker, is to leave the company by May 2015 “by best mutual consent.” Amacker joined Gurit in...
November 6, 2014
Fine chemicals company Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis (Dottikon, Switzerland) says it plans to increase its stake in Systag System Technik (Rüschlikon, Switzerland). Dottikon...
November 5, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that Stefan Oschmann, head/pharma business and member of the executive board of Merck, was elected president of the International Federation of...
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