ChemChina close to deal to buy Syngenta - Bloomberg

Tue Feb 2, 2016 7:50am EST
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Feb 2 (Reuters) - China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is close to a deal to buy Swiss agricultural chemicals producer Syngenta AG for about 43.7 billion Swiss francs ($43 billion), Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

ChemChina offered about 470 francs per share in cash to buy Syngenta and a deal could be announced as early as Wednesday, when the Swiss company reports earnings, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. (

($1 = 1.0207 Swiss francs) (Reporting by Amrutha Gayathri in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)