$434M sale of Wrightson's seeds fair to minorities

Paul McBeth
Thu, 11 Oct 2018

By Paul McBeth Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Danish cooperative DLF Seeds' $434 million cash and debt bid to buy PGG Wrightson's seeds unit is fair to minority shareholders, independent advisor KordaMentha says.  Wrightson's 12,059 shareholders will vote on the deal at a combined annual and special meeting on Oct. 30 in Christchurch. The transaction needs 75 percent support to go ahead, meaning controlling shareholder Agria can't force it through. While Agria hasn't given an irrevocable undertaking to vote in favour, independent adviser Kor...
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