Bayer, Monsanto Face Global Review as Farmer Options Shrink

  • Proposed takeover of Monsanto adds to sector’s deal frenzy
  • Companies seek global regulatory approval in 30 jurisdictions

Bayer Agrees to Buy Monsanto in $66 Billion Deal

Antitrust officials around the world who are already grappling with a wave of consolidation across agriculture will be forced to sort through a new layer of complexity now that Bayer AG has clinched a deal to buy Monsanto Co. to create a seed and crop-chemical giant.

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