Half-year report: Flavor players spread bets, policy hurdles

Jun 2018


ADM and Bunger ag-merger: At the start of the year, US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) approached Bunge about a potential takeover. ADM's approach came just months after commodities trader Glencore proposed a partnership with Bunge, setting the scene for a bidding war. Speculation was mounting that ADM and Bunge were to reach a deal in February, as the two companies were locked in advanced talks hashing out a merger agreement that would shake-up the grain and agricultural industries. In March, ADM announced the realignment of its business segments across four units – Carbohydrate Solutions, Nutrition, Oilseeds and Origination.