Bayer, Monsanto negotiations advance with new bid

Bayer increases bid for Monsanto by 2% to $127.50 per share.

Monsanto confirmed Sept. 5 that it has been engaged in “constructive negotiations” with Bayer AG and that it has received a third, higher takeover bid. While key terms and conditions have not yet been agreed, Bayer said it is prepared to offer $127.50 per Monsanto share, or approximately $65 billion. The latest offer represents a 2% increase from Bayer’s last proposal.

Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that both sides are gradually nearing consensus and that Monsanto ha

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