Monsanto, the American maker of fertilizers and agriculture products, agreed on Wednesday to a takeover by Bayer, the German chemical conglomerate, for $56 billion after months of negotiations.
Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in cash, according to a statement released by the companies. That price represents a 44 percent premium to Monsanto’s stock on May 9, the day before Bayer’s interest in a deal first surfaced. Including the assumption of debt, the transaction is valued a...
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