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  • After 2015' s blistering global buyout pace, this year is shaping up to be quite the sequel with Bayer's $62 billion attempt to buy Monsanto and create a global seed giant. The proposed deal between German drug and chemical maker and Monsanto is the sixth-largest cross-border acquisition ever, according to financial markets platform Dealogic.

  • May 23- Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP said on Monday it had agreed to buy Aixtron in a deal valuing the German semiconductor equipment maker at 670 million euros, adding to a string of Chinese takeovers of German technology companies. Chinese home appliance maker Midea Group made an offer on May 18 to buy Kuka, valuing the German factory robot manufacturer...

  • Bayer says it has offered $122 per share for Monsanto in an all-cash deal that values the U.S. company at $62 billion.

  • Proposes $122 per share in cash, 37 pct premium. By Ludwig Burger and Georgina Prodhan. FRANKFURT, May 23- German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer has offered to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion in cash, defying criticism from some of its own shareholders in a bid to grab the top spot in a fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.

  • *Proposes $122 per share in cash, 37 pct premium. FRANKFURT, May 23- German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer has offered to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion in cash, including debt, which would be the biggest foreign takeover by a German firm if the unsolicited proposal is accepted. The offer of $122 per share represents a 37 percent premium to...

  • Monsanto jumped 4 percent after the German drug and chemical maker Bayer offered to buy the agricultural products company for $62 billion. Exxon Mobil fell 1 percent Monday, one of the biggest declines in the Dow Jones industrial average. The price of benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 1 percent to just under $48 a barrel in New York.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis- based producer of seeds and weed-killers. A: Bayer is offering to acquire Monsanto, which makes seeds for fruits, vegetables, corn, soybeans and cotton, as well as weed-killer Roundup. That compares with a closing price Friday of $101.52...

  • BERLIN— German chemical company Bayer says it has made $62 billion offer to buy US firm Monsanto.

  • PHILADELPHIA— A blimp has made an emergency landing and deflated at a construction site next to a Philadelphia highway. Police say the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified. The blimp displayed advertising for adhesives company Bostik Inc., based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

  • *Deal could top ChemChina's $43 bln Syngenta takeover. NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, May 19- German drugs and chemicals group Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover proposal to U.S. seeds company Monsanto, aiming to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier and take advantage of converging pesticides and seeds markets. The $42 billion market capitalisation of...

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, May 19- The European Union on Thursday delayed a vote on renewing sales approval for the pesticide glyphosate, used in Monsanto's weed-killer Roundup, amid a transatlantic row over whether it may cause cancer. EU sources said the vote was postponed due to opposition in France and Germany, which have big farming and chemicals industries.

  • LONDON, May 19- A top investor in German chemicals company Bayer said he was "deeply concerned" about a potential acquisition of U.S. rival Monsanto, and would prefer the firms to agree a joint venture or a nil-premium merger. Maximillian Anderl, a fund manager at UBS Global Asset Management, said he was surprised by Bayer's unsolicited takeover approach given the...

  • BERLIN— Bayer's potential acquisition of Monsanto would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia, combining two businesses with complementary geographical focus. And the price tag on any deal would be huge: Monsanto's market value is around $42 billion. Germany- based Bayer AG said Thursday in a short...

  • German drug and chemicals giant Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company.

  • *Deal could top ChemChina's $43 bln Syngenta takeover. NEW YORK, May 18- German drug and chemicals giant Bayer AG has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto Co, the world's biggest seed company, as high inventories and low commodity prices spur consolidation in the global agrichemicals industry. With Monsanto worth $42 billion by market...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Norway's Yara International sees Vale SA's fertilizer business as one of several investment opportunities, as the company eyes potential further acquisitions in Brazil, its chief financial officer said on Wednesday. "That's clearly one of the opportunities," said Chief Financial Officer Torgeir Kvidal, on the sidelines of a BMO Capital...

  • ICL, which has exclusive permits in Israel to extract minerals from the Dead Sea, earned 7 cents per diluted share, excluding one-time items, in the first quarter, down from 15 cents a year earlier. ICL, one of the three largest suppliers of crop nutrient potash to China, India and Europe, was forecast to make adjusted earnings of 9 cents on sales of $1.3 billion,...

  • The chemical, used in Teflon coatings, was first found in more than 50 wells in towns surrounding the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility in Merrimack and has since been found in 11 private wells near a former manufacturing site operated by Textiles Coated International in Amherst. Textiles Coated International, based in Manchester, has said it is "...

  • LONDON, May 16- The pesticide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto in its Roundup weed killer product and widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, is unlikely to cause cancer in people, according to a new safety review by United Nations health, agriculture and food experts. In a statement likely to intensify a row over its potential health impact, experts from the U.N.' s...

  • LONDON, May 16- The weed-killing pesticide glyphosate, made by Monsanto and widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, probably does not cause cancer, according to a new safety review by United Nations health, agriculture and food experts. In a statement likely to intensify a row over its potential health impact, experts from the U.N.' s Food and Agriculture...