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Bayer announces US$62b offer for Monsanto

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German drugs and chemicals group Bayer AG said it had made an offer to buy US seeds company Monsanto Co for US$122 per share in cash, or a total value of US$62 billion, to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.

[FRANKFURT] German drugs and chemicals group Bayer AG said it had made an offer to buy US seeds company Monsanto Co for US$122 per share in cash, or a total value of US$62 billion, to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.

It said on Monday it planned to finance the deal with a combination of debt and equity, which would include a rights offering.

Monsanto had disclosed last week that Bayer had made an unsolicited takeover offer for the group.

REUTERS

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