11 August 1999
Aventis go-ahead means herbicide sell-off
THE European Commission has given conditional approval to the merger of Hoechst and Rhone-Poulenc.
The combined company, Aventis, will have about £12 billion in annual sales.
Aventis is committed to selling off its remaining chemical activities and Hoechst has also agreed to sell its cereal herbicide unit.
- Job threat to Aventis scientists, FWi, 22 July, 1999
- New dawn for farming at Aventis, FWi, 13 july, 1999
- Rhône-Poulenc/Hochst merger in six months, FWi, 20 May, 1999
- The Times 11/08/99 page 26 (Business Roundup)