DuPont and Dow Chemical to Combine in Largest Chemical Industry Merger in History

Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., two historic giants of U.S. industry, will merge in a deal that’s the first step in a plan to create three new highly-focused businesses. The merger, the largest ever in the chemicals industry, will combine products from both Dow and DuPont in the areas of agriculture, commodities chemicals and specialty chemicals to create the new businesses. It comes after two years of pressure from activist investors who argued that shareholders of both companies would realize greater value if they were broken up.

Source: DuPont, Dow Chemical to Combine in Merger of Equals – Bloomberg Business

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