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Saint-Gobain Named a Top Innovative Company For 8th Time

Saint-Gobain recently earned a spot on Clarivate Analytics’ “Top 100 Global Innovators” list for 2018. But this isn’t the first, second or third time the company has made its way on the list. In fact, this is the eighth consecutive … Continue reading

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Swiss Takeover Board Upholds Sika’s Opt-Out Clause

The Swiss Takeover Board has upheld Sika AG’s “opt-out clause,” which allows French conglomerate Saint-Gobain to buy Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) and majority voting rights in Sika without having to make an offer for the remaining shares. SWH is owned by the Burkard family, which controls 16.1 percent of Sika’s capital with 52.4 percent in voting rights. SWH plans to sell its stake in Sika to Saint-Gobain. The Sika board and management have voiced their opposition to the deal.

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Saint-Gobain Seeks Controlling Interest in Sika

Saint-Gobain plans to acquire a controlling interest in chemical company Sika AG, which specializes in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and automotive industry. The Sika board and management team say they are not in favor of the move and will “resign following closing of the transaction,” according to a company statement.

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