Agrium, PotashCorp confirm merger discussions

Merged crop nutrient companies would represent a value of nearly $30 billion.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp), the world’s largest crop nutrient company, and Agrium Inc. confirmed Aug. 30 that they are in preliminary discussions regarding a potential merger of equals. Combined, the companies would represent a value of nearly $30 billion.

“No decision has been made as to whether to proceed with such a combination, no agreement has been reached and there can be no assurance that any transaction will result from these discussions,” the comp

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