Bayer’s Monsanto Bid Dismays Investors With Debt Concerns

  • Shares of Bayer drop by most since March 2009 in Frankfurt
  • Size of takeover offer not disclosed by either company

Bayer Pursues Monsanto in Unsolicited $45 Billion Bid

Bayer AG’s unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto Co. met with skepticism as concerns mounted that the German company would need to take on too much debt and dilute equity holdings in its quest to acquire an embattled target.

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