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  1. 7 hours ago

    Bayer-Monsanto sows seeds of doubt among regulators

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  2. May 27, 2016

    Week in Review, May 28

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Monsanto leaves door open after...

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  1. May 27, 2016

    Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

    The reaction was immediate. As soon as Bayer launched its $62bn bid for Monsanto on Monday, environmental protesters...

  2. Fast FT

    May 26, 2016

    Bayer investors 'very critical' of Monsanto deal - Bernstein

    “Stay away from careless M&A” – is one of the messages from Bayer investors to the German group’s management, according...

  3. May 25, 2016

    Bayer courts environmental bogeyman

    Two nightmarish scarecrows stand against a leaden sky. One with a skull for a face holds a spray can with the word...

  4. May 24, 2016

    Monsanto opens door to talks on Bayer bid

    Monsanto is open to discussions on a deal with Germany’s Bayer, the US seeds giant said for the first time on Tuesday,...

  5. May 24, 2016

    Q&A: Mega-mergers and genetically modified crops in the UK

    Britain’s Royal Society has launched a new guide to genetically modified plants, which makes a plea for GM crops to be...

  6. May 24, 2016

    How predator Monsanto became the pursued

    When Monsanto president Brett Begemann said in March that less efficient companies in the agricultural supplies...

  7. Fast FT

    May 24, 2016

    Monsanto shares up after saying open to talks

    Monsanto shares are getting a shot in the arm on Tuesday after the US agribusiness signaled that it was open to...

  8. Fast FT

    May 24, 2016

    Monsanto rejects $62bn Bayer offer, open to further talks

    US agribusiness Monsanto has rejected a $62bn takeover offer from Germany’s Bayer, saying that the proposal is...

  9. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    US stocks drift lower in light trading

    The S&P 500 sputtered on Monday, with trading volume on the Big Board running about 25 per cent below the 30-day...

  10. May 23, 2016

    Bayer bets big with $62bn Monsanto offer

    As Werner Baumann prepared to take the reins of German conglomerate Bayer in April, his message was one of continuity....

  11. May 23, 2016

    Bayer: sellers abound

    Bayer’s annual report states that the main parameters used to manage the group “are the cash value added and cash flow...

  12. May 23, 2016

    Bayer launches $62bn cash bid for Monsanto

    Investors are signalling that Bayer will have to increase its $62bn offer for Monsanto if the German group is to win...

  13. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    Oil steps back; Japan's manufacturing shock

    Traders are starting the week in tentative mood, delivering mostly cautious equity moves and mild forex action, as they...

  14. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    Bayer confirms $62bn takeover offer for Monsanto

    Bayer, the German chemicals and pharma group, confirmed its offer to acquire Monsanto, with a $122 per share all-cash...

  15. May 23, 2016

    Bayer close to disclosing terms of Monsanto bid

    Bayer, the German aspirin-to-weed-killer conglomerate, was putting the finishing touches on Sunday night to a...

  16. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    Bayer putting finishing touches to Monsanto offer

    Bayer was putting the finishing touches on Sunday night to an all cash offer to acquire Monsanto, a concrete bid that...

  17. May 20, 2016

    Bayer’s bid for Monsanto raises funding fears

    Bayer’s bid for Monsanto has hit a wall of scepticism among investors amid fears the company would have to raise...

  18. FT Alphaville

    May 20, 2016

    Friday RAW: are bidders circling Sobi again?

    Lately, M&A reporting has been going a bit gonzo. This week alone we’ve had a recruitment website claim that Occidental...

  19. May 19, 2016

    Bayer’s shares fall 8% after it confirms bid for Monsanto

    The biggest potential takeover by a German company ran into hostile investor reaction on Thursday after Bayer, the...

  20. Fast FT

    May 19, 2016

    Bayer biggest faller in Europe, confirms Monsanto talks

    Bayer, the vast German chemicals and drugs group, believes a takeover of US agribusiness Monsanto would reinforce its...

  21. Fast FT

    May 19, 2016

    Monsanto confirms Bayer acquisition proposal

    Monsanto is considering an acquisition proposal from Germany’s Bayer, the US agribusiness has confirmed. Monsanto...

  22. May 12, 2016

    Bayer-Monsanto would be latest deal to shake up agribusiness

    Shortly after Syngenta’s Michel Demaré rebuffed a $46bn approach from the US’s Monsanto last August, the Swiss group’s...

  23. May 12, 2016

    Bayer/Monsanto: seeds of doubt

    A new chief executive is greeted by some short-term softness in earnings. He operates in an industry that is...

  24. May 12, 2016

    Bayer explores $40bn bid for Monsanto

    Bayer, the €79bn German chemicals and drugs company, is exploring a bid to buy US agribusiness Monsanto for more than...

  25. Fast FT

    May 12, 2016

    Bayer explores $40bn bid for Monsanto

    Bayer, Germany’s massive chemical and drugs company, is exploring a more than $40bn bid to buy US agribusiness...

  26. Fast FT

    May 12, 2016

    Monsanto shares surge on Bayer bid talk

    Shares in US agribusiness heavyweight Monsanto were in strong demand on Thursday following a report that Germany’s...

  27. March 15, 2016

    Monsanto operating chief sees a crop of seed and chemical deals

    Deal activity in the seeds and chemicals sector, which has seen the multibillion-dollar merger of DuPont of the US and...

  28. March 13, 2016

    Monsanto’s India spat inflames corporate fears

    An increasingly bitter row between New Delhi and Monsanto, the US chemicals group that revolutionised Indian cotton...

  29. Fast FT

    March 2, 2016

    Monsanto falls after earnings guidance cut

    US agribusiness heavyweight Monsanto has lowered its earnings expectations as weak commodities prices put farmers’...

  30. February 23, 2016

    Top US agriculture official queries Chinese Syngenta bid

    The US’s top agriculture official has raised concerns over a $44bn Chinese bid for Swiss seeds and chemicals group...

  31. February 3, 2016

    ChemChina plays down alarm over $44bn Syngenta bid

    ChemChina sought on Wednesday to pre-empt political opposition to its $43.8bn bid for Swiss agribusiness, Syngenta,...

  32. February 3, 2016

    ChemChina/Syngenta: green revolution

    Syngenta shareholders finally know exactly where they stand. The uncertainty has shifted to those holding stock in its...

  33. January 14, 2016

    Agribusiness eyes Mexico as courts debate lifting GM maize ban

    Martha Wilcox dips her hand into the baskets she has laid out on the table, trickling their red, white, yellow, black...

  34. December 9, 2015

    Dow and DuPont aim to pre-empt activists with megadeal

    A problem shared is a problem halved. That adage might serve as a mission statement for the $120bn merger now being...

  35. November 18, 2015

    Syngenta weighs deals in sector shake-up

    Syngenta is actively considering deals with rival companies, as the $100bn agricultural industry prepares to be shaken...

  36. November 17, 2015

    Monsanto mulls case for new Syngenta bid

    Monsanto has evaluated whether it should seek to buy a rival agribusiness, including Syngenta, less than three months...

  37. November 13, 2015

    Syngenta: eastern promise

    A bit like the farmers it serves, Syngenta must always keep a beady eye on the weather. First came the storm caused by...

  38. October 21, 2015

    Carl Icahn launches $150m tax reform super-PAC

    After a lifetime spent bouncing American companies into accepting takeovers and ousting chief executives, Carl Icahn on...

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