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Syngenta Investors Pressure Chairman Amid ChemChina Talks

  • Group says Syngenta must 'quickly find a path' to survive
  • Calls for dialog between Syngenta and all interested suitors
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A group of Syngenta AG shareholders have increased pressure on the Swiss pesticide maker to talk to “all interested suitors” after a planned merger between rivals Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. and renewed interest from China National Chemical Corp.

Dow and DuPont on Friday announced plans to merge in the largest ever deal in the chemicals industry. Their combined seeds business and crop-protection portfolio could threaten Syngenta’s core markets, the Alliance of Critical Syngenta Shareholders said in a statement on its website Tuesday.