Dow/DuPont (M.7932) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 27 March 2017; it is no longer maintained.

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OutlineEuropean 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 developmentsOn 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.

PartiesDow 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.

BackgroundUnder the transaction, announced by the parties on 11 December 2015 and approved by the shareholders of both parties on 20 July 2016, Dow and DuPont are to merger in an all-stock merger of equals. Following

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