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Clariant to acquire Kilfrost's aircraft deicing business in Europe
Clariant said on Friday that it has signed an agreement with Kilfrost (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) to acquire Kilfrost’s aircraft deicing business in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and conditional upon merger...

Monsanto mulls agchem mergers or partnerships, including with Syngenta
Monsanto has shown its hand in the current round of merger talks in the global agricultural chemicals industry. President Brett Begemann told Reuters on Tuesday that Monsanto had been considering in recent months whether new partnerships or acquisition bids...

Report: Syngenta rejects $42-billion ChemChina takeover offer
Merger speculation in the agricultural chemicals industry is growing increasingly febrile. Bloomberg on Thursday reported that Syngenta has rejected a $42-billion approach from China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing). The Chinese firm is...

EuroChem raises profitability, encounters minor setback with potash project
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland) on Thursday reported an increase in third-quarter Ebitda but a decline in sales. Reflecting the effects of currency shifts on the group’s cost base, Ebitda expanded 20% year-on-year (YOY) to $438 million. Sales were down 6%...

Syngenta and DSM link in biologics R&D program
Syngenta and DSM on Friday announced an R&D partnership to develop microbial-based agricultural solutions, including biocontrols, biopesticides and biostimulants. The companies aim to jointly commercialize solutions from their discovery platform.  ...

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