More articles by Jenna Reed

Sika’s Annual General Meeting Turns into 7-Hour Long Debate

Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG’s seven-hour long annual general meeting of shareholders is one for the record books. The Swiss company’s management and several board members are in a standoff with Burkard family-owned Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) over the potential … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain, Burkard Family Extend Time Period for Deal

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Saint-Gobain’s agreement with the Burkard family over the sale of Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) has been extended until June 30, 2016. The deal would position Saint-Gobain to gain majority voting rights in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG without having to … Continue reading

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Swiss Takeover Board Upholds Sika’s Opt-Out Clause

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The Swiss Takeover Board has upheld Sika AG’s “opt-out clause,” which allows French conglomerate Saint-Gobain to buy Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) and majority voting rights in Sika without having to make an offer for the remaining shares. SWH is owned by … Continue reading

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Swiss Court Denies Burkard Family’s Request to Uphold Its Voting Rights in Sika AG

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The Swiss Cantonal Court of Zug has denied Schenker-Winkler Holding’s (SWH) request to uphold the company’s voting rights in Sika AG. SWH is owned by the Burkard family, which controls 16.1 percent of Sika’s capital with 52.4 percent in voting rights. … Continue reading

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Burkard Family’s Bid to Sell Sika Will Be Addressed at Regular Shareholders Meeting

The Swiss Cantonal Court of Zug has denied Schenker-Winkler Holding’s (SWH) request to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting for Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG. The Burkard family-owned company, SWH, controls 16.1 percent of Sika’s capital with 52.4 percent in … Continue reading

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Swiss Takeover Board Decides in Favor of Burkard Family

The Swiss Takeover Board has decided the Burkard family, which owns Schenker Winkler Holding AG, can move forward with selling its interest in Swiss chemical company Sika AG to French conglomerate Saint-Gobain. “The Takeover Board has determined that the opting-out … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Says Commitment to Acquire Sika “Irrevocable”

In a Power Point presentation covering 2014 full-year financials, French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s management says its “commitment is irrevocable” to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG. “Consequently, we hope that those members of Sika’s management team … Continue reading

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Swiss Court Dismisses Request to Overturn Sika Board Decision

The Cantonal Court of Zug in Switzerland has dismissed Schenker Winkler Holding AG’s (SWH) request to review a decision by Sika’s board of directors to reduce the company’s voting rights to 5 percent. The Burkard family-owned company controls 16.1 percent … Continue reading

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More than 100 Sika Managers Sign Letter Opposing Saint-Gobain Deal

More than 100 senior managers at Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG have signed a letter stating their opposition to the French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s bid to acquire controlling interest in the company, according to a report. The letter was sent … Continue reading

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Sika AG Throws Up New Roadblock for Saint-Gobain

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French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s deal to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG appears to have had the brakes thrown on. The Sika Board of Directors has decided the Burkard’s family voting rights in the company should … Continue reading

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