Dow and DuPont today announced the two companies would combine in a merger of equals.
DowDuPont, the merged business, will then be split into three independent publicly traded companies; agriculture, material science, and speciality products. The company's leadership, Andrew Liveris from Dow and Ed Breen from DuPont, say the projected market value of the merger is $30 billion dollars, with about a billion dollars worth of growth synergies achieved by the merger itself. Market capitalization of the new DowDuPont is $130 billion dollars.
Most current shareholders will each own approximately 50 percent of the combined company.
Listen to the closing comments from Ed Breen and Andrew Liveris from the Friday December 11, 2015 Dow Dupont merger announcement.
Link to the full DowDuPont Merger Presentation