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KWS says to look at seed assets as part of any Syngenta deal

Posted by sonimanish Published on Thu, 2015-06-04 18:19
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Thu, 2015-06-04 (All day)
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German
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agprofessional.com

KWS Saat, a German supplier of conventionally bred seeds, said it would look at selected seed assets if they were put on offer as part of a potential merger of rivals Monsanto and Syngenta.

"If the opportunity arises for KWS, we would consider it," a spokesman for KWS told Reuters, adding that corn and vegetable assets in particular could be interesting.

Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, said last month it plans to divest Syngenta's seeds and genetic traits businesses as well as some chemistry assets to win regulatory approval for its proposed takeover of the Swiss rival, which Syngenta has rejected.