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Arysta LifeScience to Be Sold in Billion-Dollar Deal

West Palm Beach, FL-based Platform Specialty Products Corp. announced it has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its Agricultural Solutions segment, to crop protection supplier and producer UPL Corporation Ltd. The deal, which is reported to be $4.2 billion all-cash, will create what is expected to become the fifth largest crop protection company in the[…]

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Helm Agro Acquires Extreme Herbicide From BASF

Extreme provides excellent burndown and season-long residual control of more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds in Roundup Ready soybeans, Clearfield corn and Roundup Ready alfalfa.   Read more

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AMVAC Promotes Leader To Senior Vice President

Scott Hendrix has been promoted to Senior Vice President of U.S. and Canada Crop Sales and Application Technology for American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC).   Read more

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UPL Set to Acquire Arysta LifeScience for Over  $4 Billion

UPL Ltd is close to buying the farm pesticides business of investor Bill Ackman’s Platform Specialty Products Corp.—known as Arysta LifeScience—for more than $4 billion in one of the largest outbound deals by an Indian company, three people aware of the matter said.   Read more

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Atticus Acquires Tacoma Ag

Continuing its commitment to provide distributors and growers with an ever-expanding portfolio of generic-branded pesticides, Atticus, LLC has announced that it has acquired Tacoma Ag, LLC.   Read more

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AMVAC Acquires Herbicide From Bayer

Bayer sold its Bromacil herbicide business in the U.S. and Canada to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation. This deal is not related to Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto.   Read more

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John’s World: Losing the Monsanto Name

The Bayer acquisition of Monsanto has come to a close. With that change, Bayer plans to drop the “Monsanto” name.   Read more

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Bayer Issues Bonds, Closes Refinancing Of Monsanto Acquisition

German conglomerate Bayer AG announced Tuesday that it is issuing bonds, through Dutch unit Bayer Capital Corp. B.V., with a volume of 5 billion euros guaranteed by Bayer AG. With this, the company has concluded refinancing of the Monsanto acquisition   Read more

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Bayer Closes Monsanto Deal But Won’t Fully Integrate For Two Months

The long-awaited and highly debated deal is done—Bayer officially owns Monsanto. As of Thursday, June 7, 2018, Monsanto stocks are no longer available on the NYSE, Monsanto shareholders are getting fat checks and Bayer is among the largest global seed and ag chemical companies.   Read more

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What Farmers Need to Know About Bayer’s Purchase of Monsanto

In a historic moment, Bayer will likely complete its acquisition of Monsanto this Thursday. The $66 billion deal has been in the works for nearly two years, leaving many farmers wondering what it means for them and their operations.   Read more

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