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Behind the scenes of Bayer-Monsanto deal

The Wall Street Journal today has published a long article rehearsing the history of Monsanto acquisition by Germany-based Bayer. The deal is the result of new CEO Werner Baumann’s perseverance: for years, he had been seeking to convince the top…

European competition watchdog approves $66bn Bayer-Monsanto agreement

Bayer has been granted approval to the $66bn acquisition of Monsanto by the European antitrust authorities. The approval is subject to Bayer selling part of its assets–seeds and herbicides–to competitor BASF. Additionally, Bayer has committed to the European Commission to…

Bayer ready to sell 3 products to facilitate merger with Monsanto

Bayer is likely to sell a part of its assets generated by selling and commercializing seeds in order to facilitate the approval of its merger with Monsanto by antitrust authorities, Reuters reported yesterday. Instead, no asset of Monsanto’s will reportedly…

Bayer and Monsanto ready to sell assets for $2.5bn

German-based Bayer and US-based Monsanto are reportedly about to sell assets for a minimum of $2.5bn in order to facilitate the approval of their $66bn mega-merger by antitrust authorities. Soybean, cotton and canola seed (oil) assets, as well as brands…

20 banks behind the Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal

At least 20 banks have financed the $56.9bn Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal. Some banks are bookrunners, others support Bayer as lead arrangers, with $4.5bn and $1.125bn holdings respectively. The main financiers include BoA, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and J.P….

Investors’ views on Monsanto-Bayer deal

Few days have passed since it was announced that Germany-based Bayer had acquired Monsanto for $66bn (including debts; 44% premium), a deal which transforms the Leverkusen-based group in the world’s biggest pesticide and seed producer and will probably overshadow the…

Bayer acquires Monsanto for $66bn

Bayer announced today, before Wall Street opening, that it has acquired US-based Monsanto for $66bn (debts included), creating the world’s biggest group in the pesticide and seed business. Bayer started negotiating with Monsanto in May, when it offered $122 per…

Monsanto-Bayer deal likely to be announced today

Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. are likely to announce already today the deal that will create the world’s biggest group in the pesticide and seed business. Indeed, according to rumors circulating yesterday, Bayer increased its offer again to $129.5 per…

Monsanto confirms new $56bn bid by Bayer

Monsanto confirmed tonight it has received a new $127.5 a share bid (18.7% premium over Monday) by Bayer, which corresponds to valuing the US-based group at $56bn. In July Monsanto rejected a $125-a-share offer, considering it inadequate for the group’s…

Latest developments in the Bayer – Monsanto deal

Bayer’s supervisory board (Aufsichtsrat) will discuss in the meeting scheduled on September 14 about the acquisition plan of US-headquartered Monsanto. The possibility of a hostile takeover by the German group without the consent of the Monsanto board and a higher…