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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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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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Sage’s Giron Nominated for European Inventor Award






Dr. Jean-Christophe Giron of Sage Electrochromics, a Saint-Gobain company, was nominated for the European Inventor Award 2015 for his research in the field of electrochromic glass. Launched by the European Patent Office in 2006, the award “pays tribute to the … 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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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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Saint-Gobain Commemorates 350 Years with Futuristic Global Exhibition






Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary with a touring exhibition called “Future Sensations,” which highlights innovations throughout the last three and a half centuries and looks at the innovations of the future. The exhibition will make four stops across the … 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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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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