Bayer AG, and Aventis S.A, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Bayer AG, and Aventis S.A.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0110199

Docket Number:

C-4049

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A consent order permits Bayer to purchase Aventis CropScience Holdings S.A. from Aventis S.A. The order requires Bayer to divest businesses and assets in the following four major markets: new generation chemical insecticide products: new- generation chemical insecticide active ingredients; post-emergent grass herbicides for spring wheat; and cool weather cotton defoliants. According to the complaint, the transaction as proposed would result in the elimination of both actual and competition in the four markets; increase barriers to entry; reduce innovation competition for certain products; and increase the possibility of coordinated interaction between competitors.