Syngenta completes acquisition of Nidera Seeds

06 March 20182 min reading

Syngenta, a leading agriculture company, finalized the the acquisition of Nidera Seeds from Chinese grains trader COFCO International. Nidera’s seed business is concentrated in Argentina and Brazil.


Syngenta announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nidera Seeds from COFCO International. Nidera Seeds is an important player in the South American seeds market, diversified across crops, with a pool of proprietary germplasm and a relevant presence in key South American countries including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. These capabilities will enhance Syngenta’s ability to be competitive in seeds. Erik Fyrwald Syngenta CEO said: “Having Nidera Seeds under the leadership of Andre Dias become part of our business is very exciting. Nidera Seeds has great germplasm, a strong R&D pipeline and broad footprint across the region. We welcome the passionate and capable Nidera Seeds team into the business and look forward to achieving great things as one team.” “This transaction allows us to further strengthen our focus on grains, oilseeds and sugar,” said Johnny Chi, CEO of COFCO International. “Nidera Seeds has significant growth potential and we believe Syngenta will continue to develop the business with a beneficial outcome for all stakeholders.” Nidera’s seed business is concentrated in Argentina and Brazil, with a network in neighbouring countries. It focuses on corn, sunflowers, sorghum, soybeans and wheat.

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