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Arysta buy to make UPL the world's fifth largest crop protection company

The proposed deal offers multiple synergies, though reported valuations are too high for comfort

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Arysta  |  Crop Protection

Ram Prasad Sahu 



The firms are in a race to create new clubroot-resistant seeds, but all three firms say that the process takes most of a decade - and any solution may not last long because the clubroot pathogen quickly adapts.
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Acquisition of Life Sciences, a part of the US-based Platform Specialty Products, if it goes through will make UPL the world's fifth largest company and the largest generic player with combined revenues of slightly lower than $4.6 billion. The company is currently the ninth largest with annual revenues of $2.7 billion.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 00:34 IST

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