ChemChina, the Chinese national chemical corporation, is quickly moving to close its $43 billion deal to acquire  Syngenta (SYT) , a Swiss producer of agrochemicals and seeds, by the end of May, according to the Financial Times.

The firm said today that May 4 would be the end of its main offer period for Syngenta. Consequently, the deal could be completed by the end of May.

The statement comes a day after ChemChina received pro-forma clearance from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

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