ZURICH, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Bridge financing is “committed and irrevocable” for ChemChina’s $43 billion takeover of Syngenta, a spokeswoman for the Swiss chemicals maker said on Monday, following a report on Chinese news outlet Caixin that the acquisition had hit a snag.
“We have no comment to make on this article and ChemChina is proceeding with their refinancing strategy,” the spokeswoman said. “Bridge financing for the transaction is committed and irrevocable.”
State-owned ChemChina is borrowing heavily to buy seeds-and-pesticides producer Syngenta as the country seeks new agricultural technology to bolster its growing population’s food supply. Caixin reported that a $15 billion piece of the deal’s funding remains missing, citing several people it said were close to the deal.
Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Michael Shields