More articles by Jenna Reed

SIKA Board Holds Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting

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Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s board restricted the voting rights of Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) to 5 percent of all registered shares, thwarting the Burkard family-owned company’s attempt to remove the board chairman and several board members during the extraordinary … Continue reading

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Case into Alleged Theft of PPG Trade Secrets Continues Despite Suicide of Key Player

Though Thomas Rukavina, a former PPG Industries chemist accused in federal court in Pittsburgh with theft of trade secrets has committed suicide, the case into the matter continues, according to U.S. Attorney David Hickton. “U.S. Attorney David Hickton in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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EU Commission Approves Saint-Gobain’s Bid to Acquire SIKA

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The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG by French conglomerate Saint-Gobain.  “The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns because the combined market shares of the parties are … Continue reading

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Binswanger Glass Employee Witnesses Tennessee Shooting

An FBI investigator investigates the scene of a shooting outside a military recruiting center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tenn., attacked two military facilities on Thursday, in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chattanoogan Marilyn Hutcheson, a Binswanger Glass customer service representative, was on a break from work yesterday when she heard gunfire. Binswanger Glass sits just across from the Naval Reserve Center where Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly shot and killed four Marines … Continue reading

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SIKA’s Board Says No to Proposed Agenda Changes at Extraordinary Meeting

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Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s board has denied Schenker-Winkler Holdings (SWH) request to revise the agenda for the July 24, 2015 extraordinary general meeting. “In view of the resolutions of the annual general meeting of April 14, 2015, SWH’s … Continue reading

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Swiss Superior Court Denies SWH Appeal to Overturn Voting Restriction

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The Swiss Superior Court of Zug (Obergericht Zug) has denied Schenker-Winkler Holding AG’s (SWH) appeal over its restriction of voting rights in specialty Swiss chemical company SIKA AG. SIKA, its current management and some investors are attempting to stave off … Continue reading

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SIKA Saga Continues

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Cascade Investment, investors in Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA, have appealed to the Swiss Federal Administrative Court after they found the decision of The Swiss Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) concerning SIKA unfavorable. … Continue reading

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BLOG: Grazie Milano!

The Milan Cathedral otherwise known as the Duomo di Milano is one of the largest churches in the world. Construction began in 1387.

In a whirlwind trip to Milan, Italy, I was treated to a press preview of Vitrum 2015. A small group of fellow editors and I spent about three hours on a guided tour of Milan that focused on buildings that have used glass as a prominent feature of their architectural design. Continue reading

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Swiss Financial Authority Confirms Validity of Sika’s Opt-Out Clause

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The Swiss Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) has denied an appeal by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust as well as Cascade Investment, which are both shareholders in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG. The shareholders were attempting to appeal … Continue reading

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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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