2017 in review: the top 20 stories

Dec 2017

DowDuPont: US$130 billion mega-merger gets the nod

The DowDuPont deal finally got the green light in late August after a series of business moves were made in order to quell competition concerns around the globe. Most significantly for the food sector, was the March 2017 swap deal with FMC. DuPont divested a portion of its crop business and moved to acquire substantially all of FMC’s Health & Nutrition business. Clearance for this move at the end of July cleared the way for the approval of the DowDupont merger.