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BASF and Takeda Chemical Industries

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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German and Japanese firms announce July 28 they will combine their bulk vitamins businesses. Following regulatory approvals, the combined operation will have an estimated 30% share of the worldwide vitamins market, the companies report. BASF sales to the pharmaceutical, food and animal nutrition industries totaled roughly $500 mil. in 1999; Takeda's global sales to the same industries were approximately $240 mil. The proposed merger closely follows a landmark vitamin price-fixing case in which both BASF and Takeda pleaded guilty (1"The Tan Sheet" Sept. 13, 1999, p. 4)

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