Dow/DuPont (M.7932) [Archived]
Dow/DuPont (M.7932) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 27 March 2017; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline European Commission merger investigation into the proposed merger between Dow and DuPont (Case M.7932). The transaction involves horizontal overlaps in markets for crop protection, seed and certain petrochemicals.

Latest developments On 27 March 2017, the Commission cleared the transaction subject to commitments.

Under the commitments, the parties will (1) divest a significant part of DuPont's existing pesticide business, including its R&D organisation, and (2) two of Dow's manufacturing plants for acid co-polymers as well as a contract with a third party through which it sources ionomers.

Parties Dow is a US-based company headquartered in Michigan. It is a diversified chemicals company, part of a wider group active in plastics and chemicals, agricultural sciences, and hydrocarbon and energy products and services.

DuPont is a US-based company headquartered in Delaware. It is active in the research, development, production, distribution and sale of a variety of chemical products, plastics, agro-chemicals, paints, seeds and other materials.