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ChemChina to acquire Syngenta was described as a “suicide acquisition which harms a nation”by some industry people,what do you think about the “suicide acquisition” of ChemChina for Syngenta?

Posted by: agropages      2016-04-26 China

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UnitedKingdom2016-11-10

This transaction helps secure China food security I think it is a great transaction for China

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India2016-07-11

Lesser the competition lesser the innovation in industry in coming years.

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NewZealand2016-06-07

Investment capital in Syngenta to continue to grow and increase the pipeline faster. Syngenta accelerated access into Chinese farming. Potential for better marketing with a focus for both; ADAMA on generic the current product range and Syngenta on new AI registrations' and patent protection. Control of Ai's as they come off SYN patent via ADAMA GTM relationships.

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Brazil2016-05-23

w the Chemchina will manage an leader global company ? This is my concers.

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United States2016-05-18

They are for sale someone will buy them and others will not like it.

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India2016-05-18

here will be extreme loss to chem china acquisition . As they have already buy ADAMA. and its will increse there debt.

Guest

United States2016-05-17

Good for the employees in Syngenta. No major layoff hopefully.

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United States2016-05-17

Very good for over all long term competition

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United States2016-05-17

This is the best all-around move for Syngenta in the world marketplace. Other options, including a buy-out by Monsanto, reduce the options in agriculture world-wide.

Guest

United States2016-05-17

This will provide freedom to operate for an agricultural company that is committed to feeding a growing global population without the short term, short sighted stock holder reactions!

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Brazil2016-05-17

Can ChemChina maintain high quality and safety standards? What role will biological products play in this portfolio?

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India2016-05-17

quality of syngenta products may be degraded in future.

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Malaysia2016-05-17

Surely, the Chinese company would see that Syngenta continues its business as planned after the acquisition. The whole .world will benefit from this combination

Guest

United States2016-05-17

Its a bad idea for farmers

Guest

United States2016-05-17

It was best merger that could have happened for the Seed / Chemical industry . Monsanto does not need to get any bigger !!!!

Guest

United States2016-05-17

Syngenta needed this more than Chemchina. Chemchina would have been better off going after Monsanto

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France2016-05-16

There is less and less agrochemical companies very dangerous for the future and independence

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Canada2016-05-16

I believe it is inevitable that the Chinese chemical industry will continue to grow, having them gain the knowledge, experience and stewardship practices of a company like Syngenta is beneficial for everyone.

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Brazil2016-05-16

The acquisition will maintaing the level of employment in the agrochemicals industry

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2016-05-16

This aquisition marks the beginning of many other major take over

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Brazil2016-05-16

Due to Syngenta?s aquisition ChemChina will be able to control the whole chain of agrochemicals and manage the market in order to take advantages of that

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Brazil2016-05-16

Quebra da hegemonia europeia e americana no mercado agroquimico Abertura de novos jogadores no mercado India (UPL ) e China

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India2016-05-16

Major threat for this merging is bad impression regarding chinese product quality hence the Chemchina should reveal those parameters both with syngenta and Adama.

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United States2016-05-16

strategic move for Chinese government

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Israel2016-05-16

Adama has a big overlap in product portfolio with Syngenta. this may cause several antitrust concerns and complicate approval. also the cultures of both organizations are quite different and will need extra attention to extract synergy if at all possible. may be best if ChemChina simply sells Adama (to Monsanto?).

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India2016-05-16

Cross culture mismatch are issues. Intervention in the management decisions by ChinaChem is a worry, that may get the Company pursuing more short term visions of the crop protection business. The unique perceptions of Syngenta, its values and USP for the farmers may take a beating. China will control its spine - thus restricting innovation, intellectual thinking and excellence in research, manufacturing, marketing and development. Just too big to go anywhere, is the risk?

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Germany2016-05-16

the USA government will bloc the acqusition

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Czech Republic2016-05-16

?

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China2016-05-15

buy monsanto at half the price

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Belgium2016-05-15

The planned acquisition could limit the development of innovation in the agrochemical industry as a whole.

Guest

China2016-05-09

Syngenta's autonomy

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Australia2016-05-08

Another day in paradise....

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Nigeria2016-05-07

Great acqusition

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India2016-05-07

This will bring a heavy financial burden on Chinese firm which will like buying a big white elephant.

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Pakistan2016-05-06

After passage of time Syngenta will be out and Chem China will be the company who will be doing business.

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France2016-05-06

no additional

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Switzerland2016-05-06

Syngenta can grow on the chinese market, with the help of Bejings politics.

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China2016-05-06

Patents and R&D capacities will be the majoy interest of ChemChina acquisition.

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Pakistan2016-05-05

China will be benefitted in terms of image building in Ag industry, while Sygenta will loose its image being Chinese company.

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Australia2016-05-05

Cultural management problems that have not been taken into account going forward.

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Brazil2016-05-05

It is a wise move...Chemchina already has the largest generic manufacturer (Adama), now complementing with the largest R&D company.

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Mexico2016-05-04

Will they merge Adama and Syngenta? they should!

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Switzerland2016-05-04

Better option for growers compared with further consolidation in the industry with another Global player

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Malaysia2016-05-04

The target is on the down trend with its technology, though the channel is important its rival will outclass them soonest as the buyer do not have any proprietary expertise.

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Malaysia2016-05-04

Accelerated growth with global assess for ChemChina with technologies that allow ChemChina leap to be amongst the top player in the world

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Singapore2016-05-04

Faster deregulation of GM events

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United States2016-05-04

For the Ag industry as a whole, this is an excellent opportunity to spur compe3tition and low seed and pesticide prices in the market. If a Syngenta-Monsanto merger happened, there would be another round of massive layoffs in the industry in addition to the ones already recently announced by Monsanto, BASF, Bayer and Dow-DuPont. If the acquisition goes through, it will prevent the "Big 6 AgCo's" from becoming the "Big 4 AgCo's" by the end of the year because BASF and Bayer will not be able to fight their shareholders intense pressure and demand to merge. The biggest loser in this deal will be Monsanto because they have a dwindling trait royalty stream, an empty/static trait pipeline, no chemistry and their only long-term play being in the high-risk biologicals space. After Monsanto acquired Climate Corp, they made a critical error in strategy by the divestment of the insurance and precision planting groups in Climate Corp. As the rest of the World is accepting the proposed deal, it seems that any concerns about this deal might be being orchestrated directly from St. Louis.

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Israel2016-05-04

none

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Italy2016-05-04

Nothing else

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India2016-05-04

The main challenge behind the acquisition/merger will be the blending of selling and brand stewardship cultures. Syngenta corporate mentality is focused on brand equity and ChemChina is more geared towards the "commodity product" sales mentality that dominates the post patent product marketing environment.

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India2016-05-04

Distribution Network

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Germany2016-05-04

Only Seeds important, China has enough Pestizid

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Switzerland2016-05-04

Syngenta employees want a long term investor who supports sustainable agriculture and holds ethical values to support farmers worldwide. Syngenta pipeline is very strong and the company has a broad low risk sales base with strong local companies in most countries of hte world

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China2016-05-03

it's good for ChemChina to acquire Syngenta especially the patents, but the only problem is the evaluation of the acquisition, does it worth?

Guest

Chile2016-05-03

It was an excessive price payed for this top ten Agrochemical company .... I thing there will be more than a single acquisition act behind this step... mainly related to GM techniques and product lines.

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United States2016-05-03

I think it is good for the industry as a whole, and for Chinese agriculture.

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United States2016-05-03

Syngenta management cannot be blamed for agreeing to this deal (obviously they had board influence in rejecting Monsanto).. Not much changes for them, in the short term. They keep their jobs and their location in Switzerland. With Monsanto that would not have happened. The shareholders benefit with either acquirer. Whether the industry benefits long term is yet to be seen.

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Brazil2016-05-03

What will be the future of the ADAMA, the other agrochemical company owned by ChemChina ? It will be sold or be merged with Syngenta ?

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United States2016-05-03

It is a horrible idea, and will be the downfall of Syngenta, an innovative company. It will also make American agricultural vulnerable. Haven't we already lost our standing in every other area? I am sure that the Chinese will have zero interest in the minor crops industry. This is a very bad thing for America.

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Ecuador2016-05-03

n AgChem monster will appear, monopolizing the agrochemical market

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Germany2016-05-03

Very interesting to see the developments in China -will Syngenta become the major player?

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Pakistan2016-05-03

ChemChina can organize the local manufacturing facility

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United States2016-05-03

The traditional markets of Soybeans, Corn and Wheat are imports for China. Will they be able to grow their own consumption, which will reduce the need for imports. How will that impact the NA and SA markets?

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United States2016-05-03

It is probably a better deal than other major Chinese acquisitions since Syngenta is a very profitable business by itself. It also fits China's national food security strategy through improving agricultural productivity by technology and innovation.

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China2016-05-03

Foolish may be in the short run, but wise if we want protect our crop

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Australia2016-05-03

Will adversely affect Adama

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Spain2016-05-03

no

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United States2016-05-03

Effectively the HIGH standards of Syngenta products will be lowered to the CHEM CHINA standards and Swiss R&D will be lost

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Sudan2016-05-03

Ok

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Switzerland2016-05-03

Creat oppurtunity

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Lebanon2016-05-03

Nothing

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Brazil2016-05-03

Bad aquisition

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India2016-05-03

Will Chem China be able to manage the 2 Global gaints (Syngenta and ADAMA) successfully so as to get the synergy and become Number 1 in the Globe?

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Netherlands2016-05-03

The Chinese government wants to increase local consumption. China has 600 mln smallholder farmers who need know how to improve their income. Now one can see an oversupply in urea without more crop. Improving the lives of 600 mln small farmers will boost domestic consumption plus more crop production. Syngenta as know of supporting small holder farmers as they were already active in Africa. In my opinion thus a very wise decision of the Chinese government.

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SaudiArabia2016-05-03

Do not allocate Syngenta products' production sites i.e. Europe and USA,

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Colombia2016-05-03

ChemChina will be present and positioned in pesticides market in all world wide paying money no making efforts and investigation, that is very comfortable system to avoid and pass legislation which neither ChemChina nor other Companies in China were interested to accept and comply

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United States2016-05-03

Melhoras no mercado para agroqu?micos

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Pakistan2016-05-03

merging and Joint venture globally between different market players shows that Pesticides market is totaly depending on synergy, even syngenta previous stakeholders made a good company globally and took back its output timely and arrived at maturity level, but now its time of declining due to induction of new players acquiring globaly, Globalization is also a factor like chinese manufacturers are going to direct intouch with importers and Traders through different sources for example Internet, Open exhibitions etc. In fact a reality is there as well that "why people buy Sungenta's Product if source of syngenta products and others are same like china/India". It also created a negative among customer and consumers.

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India2016-05-03

ChemChina may not continue the R&D the way Syngenta had done

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Australia2016-05-03

loss of innovation

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India2016-05-03

Its shame on the part of a big multinational to surrender. This should not happen for the sake of well being of farming community across the world.. This is not acquisition but surrender.

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Germany2016-05-03

More beneficial for ChemChina then Syngenta

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Netherlands2016-05-03

global players become too powerful, which can lead to less sustainability.

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Australia2016-05-03

Challenge is to keep the good things about Syngenta and add some of the good things about ChemChina. I would split the company into 3 divisions, Biotechnology, Patented products and Generics and run all 3 in different styles that suits each business. There is the potential for huge failure if Chemchina destroys the management practices that have caused them to be successful. Likewise, taking onboard too much of the patented products approach to Chemchina and Syngenta's generic business will also destroy value.

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France2016-05-03

In should benefit both companies technologically and the people working for them. It might require a lot more work to bring philosophies and ways of working under the same scope, but also more jobs and more business sustainability in the long way. I understand this is the type of partnership/acquisition that brings fear to companies like Monsanto or Bayer.

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Switzerland2016-05-03

This makes sense to me. It opens a new frontier for Syngenta (China).

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Switzerland2016-05-03

the only advantage of Syngenta is patented innovative pipeline which is not so big as far as I know

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India2016-05-03

AS chem china gets a easy access to the global market with innovative patented pipeline products of syngenta

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Denmark2016-05-03

None

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India2016-05-03

Syngenta has very less new products and price of acquisition is too high

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Spain2016-05-03

China control the world its something unstoppable

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Turkey2016-05-03

This is very good and big chance for Chinese Pesticide industry

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India2016-05-03

Its a wrong approach

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Thailand2016-05-03

Syngenta will become a part of ChemChina, either a subsidiary but probably be absorbed in the divisions of ChemChina. It is likely that ChemChina will require a number of Syngenta staff, at least initially. This is just the latest acquisition in a series; the Agrochemical industry has been undergoing acquisitions and mergers for decades.

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Fiji2016-05-03

The Swiss did not want Monsanto at any cost and so were happy to accept ChemChina's bid

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India2016-05-03

Its a overaggressive deal.

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2016-05-03

ChemChina will dried up the technology portfolio of Syngenta and then sell it back once done.

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UnitedKingdom2016-05-03

Chem China should see itself as David acquiring Goliath and allow Syngenta management and strategies to prevail...

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SouthAfrica2016-05-03

It moves the gene base out of EU & USA (which is good) It may enhance GMO penetration in the world in core crops The vegetables section will most probably be sold of or split into smaller entities in part managed from China - reason - most of success in veggies is non eastern types and not real interest. Also veg sales makes small portion of success and headcounts in core chemicals can be more beneficial to Chem China successes.

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France2016-05-03

There is not enough players in agro

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China2016-05-03

It's too early to say if it's a deal worth the money, but it's a positive move towards agrochemical technologies, including GMO

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Italy2016-05-03

the right word is "suicide"

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United States2016-05-03

Pipeline, market & management.

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United States2016-05-02

the deal will move Syngenta to the generics level

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France2016-05-02

Reduction in quality

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Kenya2016-05-01

Nothing

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India2016-04-29

Syngenta is a strong company and will come out from sales minus growth. Need to increase sales team with aggressive candidates and improve promotional activity. Adopt competitive price policy.

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Switzerland2016-04-28

Nothing

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SouthKorea2016-04-28

HOw does ChemChina prepare the deal fund? How can it overcome the objection of USDA or US Council? Syngenta owned by Chinese government (regarded as "made in China") is not any more Global Top player, it is just a big one of chinese's suppliers.

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India2016-04-28

is leading more to word monopolistic market situation which should be avoided

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India2016-04-28

its good

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India2016-04-27

The acquisition will not benefit the industry

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Pakistan2016-04-27

Chem China has to put extra efforts to maintain the Syngenta standards.

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Canada2016-04-27

Should have sold to Monsanto

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China2016-04-27

It's a lag behind acquisition.

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Mexico2016-04-27

Is part of the strategy of Chem China to ensure their participation in the global market , enhance its growth in strategic and profitable portfolio and especially acquire the business and who knows not wait to learn.

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India2016-04-27

Regulatory clearance from major markets (i.e. US)for the acquisition to proceed.

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Japan2016-04-27

Syngenta has no pride...which astonishes me...

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Singapore2016-04-27

Big concern is involved Chinese government.

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Australia2016-04-27

Quality will be extinct with Chinese acquisition.

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India2016-04-27

Managing future growth will be big challenge because existing employees of Syngrnta will find it very fitfully to work under Chinese management system/approach. Attracting top professionals to join the company will be real challenge for the management

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United States2016-04-27

Chinese money and power could be threatened for US Agricultural industry

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Australia2016-04-27

Syngenta's pipeline is non existent, with a heavy reliance on 3rd party agreements aka DuPont's ai's, Chorantranilprole et al, SDHI's from Bayer, and GMO traits from Monsanto. They are effectively just a very large generic manufacture that has missed the boat ten years ago, due to, ineffectively brand laddering and no post patent protection strategies of their key molecules. The leadership model is weak, and encourages yes men rather than creative thinkers and constructive challenge to the model and direction. They are ripe for the taking but the fruit won't be very nutritious.

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SouthKorea2016-04-27

US regulation

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Australia2016-04-27

This purchase will give ChemChina access not only to the patented products and seeds, but the experience of the employees. It will provide Syngenta the stability it requires to continue to invest in R & D

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Brazil2016-04-27

Food Security

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Vietnam2016-04-26

na

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Mexico2016-04-26

Rice, soybeans and corn production with the top tech in seeds and agrochemicals, to get the best harvest; while keeping the profit of the producing goods in house. Why China have to make bigger their suppliers, intead make them work for the new owner.

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Brazil2016-04-26

China will have access to world class technology

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United States2016-04-26

There is a big world to feed. Lots of research required to do so. Concerns - a Chinese held megacompany could hurt the world if they put politics into the middle of it all.

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Australia2016-04-26

Just get it done

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Brazil2016-04-26

None

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Belgium2016-04-26

it might work out, but the potential for technical and cultural misunderstanding is high. Maybe Syngenta has considered the above and sees enough understanding to overcome any concerns. We will wait and see.

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United States2016-04-26

ChemChina already owns majority of ADAMA, now giving them complete ownership of post-patent market and seed/GMO technology, meaning world-wide dominance.

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Brazil2016-04-26

A positive next step in a world even more globalized.

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UnitedKingdom2016-04-26

It will be another dimension and significant change in a competitive landscape.

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Switzerland2016-04-26

none

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United States2016-04-26

The Chinese have never been good about honoring "patent rights", this is a bad deal for the US business. Plus, as companies consolidate, that is not good for the farmers.

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Switzerland2016-04-26

Good for Chem China

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France2016-04-26

Nothing

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Switzerland2016-04-26

Very high price all paid by debt.

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Argentina2016-04-26

Lack of international management from chinese operators

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India2016-04-26

nil

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Brazil2016-04-26

none

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Canada2016-04-26

N

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Switzerland2016-04-26

Its a bad idea, does not help SYN with their seeds portfolio which is the area of most concern

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France2016-04-26

China is buying Europe and European technologies ! or how to grow even faster !

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India2016-04-26

Very good deal

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India2016-04-26

overall pentration into the world market

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Pakistan2016-04-26

it may give monopoly reduction

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2016-04-26

is very good strategic plan of chinease Government to increase the productivity of Agriculture in China, South East Asia and other continents

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India2016-04-26

Will make Chem China strong player globally

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Israel2016-04-26

In the end the success will depend on how well the acquisition and subsequent merger with Chem china's other businesses will be handled by this company.

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UnitedKingdom2016-04-26

Its good to particularly People Republic of China and Asian counties with the long term benefits of Seed Technology, Biotechnology(Transgenic technologies)will benefit the thickly populated Countries of Asia and it will help China to lead in this segment very vigorously is the wise decision made by Chem-China Authorities and the People of China will be benefited more by this aquisition

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United States2016-04-26

none

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India2016-04-26

It should not

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SouthAfrica2016-04-26

no

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India2016-04-26

was much needed for Asian agrochem dominance.

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China2016-04-26

impact on the health of people especially on the GM

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Mauritius2016-04-26

Great opportunity for china to accede quickly to advanced technology

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India2016-04-26

Nil, good for China and agriculture

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UnitedKingdom2016-04-26

The acquisition will stimulate further R&D efforts in China, which historically has been very much generic driven.

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Mexico2016-04-26

None

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China2016-04-26

monopoly

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Switzerland2016-04-26

none

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