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China National Chemical Corporation to acquire Syngenta AG

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 Syngenta, a Switzerland based agricultural chemicals company, has formally agreed to the takeover proposition offered by the Chinese state owned chemical giant, that is China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina). ChemChina offered USD43 billion for the acquisition of Syngenta and USD465 per ordinary share in cash in addition to a special dividend of 5 Swiss francs (USD4.97) to be paid prior to deal’s closing by the end of 2016. The present management of the Syngenta would continue to run the company and the headquarters would continue to be located in Switzerland. The offer is equivalent to SF480/Syngenta share. Moreover, Syngenta shareholders would also receive the anticipated ordinary dividend of SF11 in May.

Around 75% of Syngenta’s revenue is generated through sales of chemical pesticides, while majority of the remaining income is generated by the seeds business. The deal is the latest in the consolidation of the global seed and pesticide industry.

TechSci Research depicts that this acquisition would enable ChemChina to expand its position in global agricultural technology field. This deal would aid China to meet the growing demand for agrochemicals, including fertilizers and pesticides, to meet the food security concerns in the country.

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