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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