Huntsman Corp (HUN)
21 Sep 2017
ZURICH The activist investor fighting Clariant's planned $20 billion merger with Huntsman Corp has built a 15.1 percent stake that makes it the biggest shareholder in the Swiss chemicals maker.
* Clariant reaffirms merger intent (Updates with comment from Huntsman)
* Clariant reconfirms its full commitment to the planned merger of equals between Huntsman and Clariant and reiterates its strong strategic rationale
ZURICH, Sept 19The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening 0.1 percent firmer at 9,057 points on Tuesday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .
ZURICH, Sept 19 Activist investor Keith Meister's Corvex hedge fund and New York's 40 North now hold a joint 15.1 percent stake in Clariant, as they push on with their fight against the Swiss chemical maker's planned $20 billion merger with Huntsman Corp.
* Huntsman raises third quarter 2017 expectations and comments on the impact of Hurricane Harvey
ZURICH The vast majority of Clariant's shareholders support the Swiss chemical maker's planned $20 billion merger with American peer Huntsman , Huntsman's Chief Executive told Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag.
ZURICH, Sept 3 The vast majority of Clariant's shareholders support the Swiss chemical maker's planned $20 billion merger with American peer Huntsman, Huntsman's Chief Executive told Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag.
ZURICH Huntsman Chief Executive Peter Huntsman said shareholders in Clariant and his own company "almost without exception" support their planned merger after learning the rationale for the $20 billion deal, according to an interview published in Swiss newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft.
Swiss chemicals maker Clariant AG and U.S.-based Huntsman Corp said on Tuesday U.S. regulators had asked for more information on their proposed merger, but they were confident of still closing the deal by the end of this year.
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