Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

A Bayer-Monsanto merger is an environmentalist’s nightmare but how solid is the underlying science?

Bayer courts environmental bogeyman

Monsanto is despised by green movement for its status as the world’s largest maker of GM seeds

Monsanto opens door to talks on Bayer bid

US seeds group rejects $62bn bid but touts benefits of combining

How predator Monsanto became the pursued

Does rejected Bayer have muscle to offer more acceptable price?

Crackdown on tax inversions sinks $8bn deal

CF Industries and OCI scrap planned tie-up after US rules change

Bayer bets big with $62bn Monsanto offer

Some investors fear group will have to raise bid ahead of tough regulatory scrutiny

Bayer: sellers abound

Alarm bells are ringing over the German group’s bid for Monsanto

Bayer launches $62bn bid for Monsanto

Investors expect the German group may have to sweeten its offer

Bayer close to giving Monsanto bid terms

Deal worth $46bn-plus and will create agribusiness giant

Bayer’s Monsanto bid raises funding fears

Concerns grow about deal cost and impact on credit rating

Monsanto bid is bold move for Bayer chief

Share price fall highlights scale of Werner Baumann’s gamble

Bayer shares fall 8% on bid for Monsanto

A takeover would be latest in a string of mega deals in global chemicals sector

BASF: boring blooms

Focus on operational detail than big deals is good for the group

From the pitch to the boardroom

International footballer Mathieu Flamini kept his biotech company secret from family and teammates

Bayer-Monsanto talks shake agribusiness

Two big mergers have already been done with more expected

Bayer/Monsanto: seeds of doubt

Bayer explores $40bn bid for Monsanto

Latest sign of consolidation in agrochemicals

Winners and losers amid the oil crash

Consumer goods groups are not getting a big boost from cheap fuel

Investor appalled at Sika takeover battle

Contest for Swiss chemicals group suggests ‘rule of law only benefits the elite’

New Sinochem chief makes his mark

Former Cofco boss takes aim at revamp of Chinese chemicals group

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