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Dow-DuPont Deal Highlights Division's Immunity To Politics

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice’s clearance of Dow and DuPont’s bid to merge into a $130 billion chemicals giant, one of the first megadeals to secure approval under the new administration, is the latest sign that merger reviews are largely insulated from politics.

The DOJ agreed Thursday to sign off on the deal so long as the companies make good on promised divestitures. As part of the settlement, DuPont will have to shed its global pesticides business, including the related research and development organization, and Dow...
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