EU Resumes Dow-DuPont Merger Investigation

Dan General, Industry News Release

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The European Union has resumed investigations into the Dow-DuPont merger after the company’s submitted missing information requested by the EU antitrust authority. Dow Jones reports the European Commission has set a new date of February 6th, 2017, to complete the investigation into the merger. However, those familiar with the investigation warm the deadline could still be extended. Dow and DuPont had previously planned to close the deal before the end of this year. The European Commission halted the investigation because of the missing information last month, just a month after the EU opened a review of the merger. The European Commission is examining the potential merger on concerns the combination may reduce competition in crop protection, seeds and certain petrochemicals.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.