Monsanto

French court rules against Monsanto in farmer lawsuit

French court rules against Monsanto in farmer lawsuit

A French court has found Monsanto to be responsible for causing illness to a farmer who inhaled some of its...

April 12, 2019

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

A second trial into Monsanto’s Roundup product in the US has found that the herbicide was the cause of a...

March 20, 2019

Bayer sets wheels in motion to appeal $289 million glyphosate verdict

Bayer sets wheels in motion to appeal $289 million glyphosate verdict

Bayer – the new owner of Monsanto and the glyphosate weedkiller – asked a California judge to throw out a...

September 20, 2018

Bayer to complete Monsanto acquisition this week amid plans to drop brand name

Bayer to complete Monsanto acquisition this week amid plans to drop brand name

Bayer plans to complete the acquisition of Monsanto this Thursday, June 7, following the receipt of all the required approvals...

June 5, 2018

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto moves one step closer

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto moves one step closer

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto moved one step closer yesterday (Tuesday, May 29) after the Antitrust Division of the United States Department...

May 30, 2018

Monsanto shares surge as US ‘approve’ Bayer takeover deal

Monsanto shares surge as US ‘approve’ Bayer takeover deal

Shares in Monsanto surged by over 6% yesterday (Monday, April 9) following reports that the Bayer takeover deal had received...

April 10, 2018

Bayer’s proposed Monsanto takeover gets ‘conditional’ green light from EU

Bayer’s proposed Monsanto takeover gets ‘conditional’ green light from EU

The European Commission has conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto, manufacturer of the controversial pesticide Roundup, earlier today (Wednesday,...

March 21, 2018

Bayer’s Monsanto takeover to be investigated by EU Commission

Bayer’s Monsanto takeover to be investigated by EU Commission

German multinational giant Bayer has confirmed earlier today that the European Commission has initiated a ‘Phase II investigation’ of its...

August 22, 2017

Monsanto drops proposed deal to sell planting division to John Deere

Monsanto drops proposed deal to sell planting division to John Deere

Reuters is reporting that Monsanto has scrapped a proposed deal to sell its Precision Planting farm equipment division to Deere & Co...

May 2, 2017

What implications will major agri-chemical mergers have on farming?

What implications will major agri-chemical mergers have on farming?

Over the past two years, four major mergers and acquisitions deals have been announced in the farm inputs sector, representing...

December 27, 2016

Monsanto shareowners approve Bayer merger

Monsanto shareowners approve Bayer merger

Monsanto has announced that shareowners of the company have approved the merger of Monsanto with Bayer Aktiengesellschaf (AG). The proposed...

December 14, 2016

Monsanto to acquire European farm software company

Monsanto to acquire European farm software company

Climate Corporation, a subsidiary to Monsanto, has agreed a deal to purchase a European farm data company. VitalFields is an Estonian...

November 25, 2016

‘No competition will be lost’ as a result of John Deere and Monsanto deal

‘No competition will be lost’ as a result of John Deere and Monsanto deal

No competition will be lost as a result of John Deere’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto’s Precision Planting LLC, according to...

October 17, 2016

Scrutiny of agri-chemical mergers underway at EU level

Scrutiny of agri-chemical mergers underway at EU level

Concerns about increased costs to farmers that may arise from the reduction in competition arising from the ongoing mergers on...

October 6, 2016

Chinese takeover of Syngenta awaits EU clearance

Chinese takeover of Syngenta awaits EU clearance

Chinese state-owned Chemchina has sought approval from the European Commission for its $43 billion takeover of Swiss Company Syngenta. The Chinese...

September 27, 2016

Monsanto agrees to $128 per share takeover offer from Bayer

Monsanto agrees to $128 per share takeover offer from Bayer

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for US$128...

September 14, 2016

Bayer increases takeover offer for Monsanto, negotiations at ‘advanced’ stage

Bayer increases takeover offer for Monsanto, negotiations at ‘advanced’ stage

Monsanto has confirmed that it has received an updated non-binding proposal for a potential acquisition of the company from Bayer for...

September 6, 2016

John Deere and Monsanto deal stalls over competition issues

John Deere and Monsanto deal stalls over competition issues

The US Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block John Deere’s (Deere and Co) proposed acquisition...

September 2, 2016