DuPont, Dow Chemical to Combine in Merger of Equals

December 11, 2015 11:52 AM

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DuPont, Dow Chemical to Combine in Merger of Equals

Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., two historic giants of U.S. industry, will merge in a deal that’s the first step in a plan to create three new highly-focused businesses.

The merger, the largest ever in the chemicals industry, will combine products from both Dow and DuPont in the areas of agriculture, commodities chemicals and specialty chemicals to create the new businesses. It comes after two years of pressure from activist investors who argued that shareholders of...

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