Bayer’s Purchase of Monsanto Would Be Biggest German Deal: Chart

Will Bayer's $56.5 Billion Offer Woo Monsanto?

Bayer AG’s planned acquisition of Monsanto Co. would be the largest ever by a German company. The roughly $56 billion deal is almost 60 percent more than the next biggest, Daimler AG’s purchase of Chrysler Corp. Bayer also made the fifth-largest deal, the 2006 acquisition of Schering AG for more than $19 billion.

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