The merger of the two giant companies will create the largest agricultural conglomerate in the world - but environmental activists strongly oppose it.
Germany's giant chemicals conglomerate, Bayer, has completed its takeover of US-based Monsanto. The Monsanto name, long touted by activists as a byword for corporate evil, will disappear. So now it's all good, right?
German pharma giant Bayer has won approval from the US Justice Department for its planned $62.5 billion takeover of Monsanto. Under the deal, Bayer will be required to carry out largest divestiture in US history.
The European Commission has given its blessing to the €54 billion deal, despite opposition from farmers and environmental groups. The acquisition will create the world's largest integrated pesticides and seeds company.
Germany's largest public companies increased their efforts to influence the US government in President Trump's first year in office, a DW analysis has found. Can they cash in on a business-friendly environment?
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