ChemChina Chairman Said to Meet With Syngenta in Bid Talks

  • Ren traveled to Europe as firm weighs improved offer
  • Syngenta also holding informal discussions with Monsanto

China National Chemical Corp. Chairman Ren Jianxin met with Syngenta AG in Europe last week as the Chinese chemical firm moves ahead with a takeover plan, after rivals Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. revealed plans to merge, according to people familiar with the matter. Syngenta’s shares jumped.

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