Bayer Said Close to Monsanto Tie-Up With Deal Seen Next Week

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  • Negotiations over $56 billion seed, pesticide deal progressing
  • German company’s board said to plan meeting on Wednesday

Bayer, Monsanto Said Closing In on Deal Next Week

Negotiations between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. are entering the final stretch as both sides move closer to an agreement to create the world’s biggest maker of seeds and pesticides, according to people familiar with the matter.

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