BASF buys $3.2bn surface treatment unit

German chemicals group makes largest purchase since 2011


RPC to buy BPI in £261m packaging deal

Deal will increase group’s presence in plastic packaging products

Lotte Chemical makes Axiall counterbid

Offer comes after rejection of $3.1bn Westlake approach

Shell to build large-scale chemical plant

Plans unveiled as oil group targets more savings from BG takeover

Johnson Matthey's emission control catalysts have a beneficial impact on the environment by improving air quality for millions of people around the world

Car emissions drive lifts Johnson Matthey

Strict requirements for diesel cars in EU boost autocatalyst maker

Chart: Monsanto data

Bayer-Monsanto sows seeds of doubt

Antitrust officials likely to raise issues such as the impact on R&D

Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

A Bayer-Monsanto merger is an environmentalist’s nightmare but how solid is the underlying science?

Bayer courts environmental bogeyman

Monsanto is despised by green movement for its status as the world’s largest maker of GM seeds

Monsanto opens door to talks on Bayer bid

US seeds group rejects $62bn bid but touts benefits of combining

How predator Monsanto became the pursued

Does rejected Bayer have muscle to offer more acceptable price?

Crackdown on tax inversions sinks $8bn deal

CF Industries and OCI scrap planned tie-up after US rules change ‘materially reduced’ its value

Bayer bets big with $62bn Monsanto offer

Some investors fear German group will have to raise its bid

Bayer: sellers abound

Alarm bells are ringing over the German group’s bid for Monsanto

Bayer launches $62bn bid for Monsanto

Investors expect German group may have to sweeten its offer to create a ‘global agricultural leader’

Bayer close to giving Monsanto bid terms

Deal worth $46bn-plus and will create agribusiness giant

Bayer’s Monsanto bid raises funding fears

Concerns grow about deal cost and impact on credit rating

Monsanto bid is bold move for Bayer chief

Share price fall highlights scale of Werner Baumann’s gamble

Bayer shares fall 8% on bid for Monsanto

A takeover would be latest in a string of mega deals in global chemicals sector

BASF: boring blooms

Focus on operational detail than big deals is good for the group

From the pitch to the boardroom

International footballer Mathieu Flamini kept his biotech company secret from family and teammates


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