Dow and DuPont Merger Insight


US-based chemicals giants DuPont and Dow Chemical have announced they will combine their businesses in a $130bn deal of the century, an all-stock merger of equals which is expected to close in the second half of 2016.

The new company, named DowDuPont, will have three divisions - Agriculture, Material Science and Specialty Products - with all three entities planned to be publicly traded on the stock exchange. The companies said the merger would create $3.0bn in synergies, with a further $1.0bn in growth synergies also expected.

“This transaction is a game-changer for our industry,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s CEO.

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...National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Activist investor proposes new structure for DowDuPont spinoffs Activist investor Dan Loeb recommended that DowDuPont... Tue, 30 May 2017

Activist investor proposes new structure for DowDuPont spinoffs

...said. Those additional spin-offs could earn more money for shareholders. Dow and DuPont each responded by saying that their respective boards had agreed... Wed, 24 May 2017

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...producer BASF has declared force majeure on US butyl acrylate (butyl-A), according to a customer letter received on Tuesday. DowDuPont merger gets conditional... Mon, 22 May 2017

The calm before the storm of a record year for chemical M&A

...that announced deals would close and in the timeframe that was announced. For example, most thought the Dow/DuPont merger was going to close in Q3 2016.... Thu, 18 May 2017

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