Bayer's shareholders were not given any indication that the firm would expand into the crop space, explains Sachin Shah from Albert Fried and Company.
Shares of Monsanto advanced 5 percent after German firm Bayer offered to buy the company for $62 billion in cash.
European stocks finished mostly lower on Monday as investors digested a fall in oil prices, mixed data out of the euro zone and the prospect of a U.S. rate hike in June.
New York-based boutique bank Ducera Partners will score a monster payday if $62B the Bayer-Monsanto deal goes through.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Monday, as oil prices dipped and traders mulled more hints of near-term monetary policy tightening.
Bayer says it has offered $122 per share for Monsanto in an all-cash deal that values the U.S. company at $62 billion.
How tough will it be for Bayer, to convince investors that the Monsanto bid is worth it? Dealreporter assistant editor, Alex Tarrant weighs in.
Julien Jarmoszko, senior research manager at S&P Global Market Intelligence, talks about Bayer's decision to acquire Monsanto.
The pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced plans to acquire American biotech company Monsanto, making an all cash offer of $122 per share.
European stocks finished lower in Thursday as markets around the world digested the latest minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
German drug and chemicals giant Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company.
Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, looks at the merger space with specific comment on the potential Bayer, Monsanto deal.
European markets finished in the red on Thursday, as a renewed decline in oil prices, a sharp fall in miners and mixed earnings capped gains in the region.
European equities finished mixed as investors digested a whole raft of new earnings, ahead of a number of important central bank meetings this week.
Inventor of aspirin and maker of Yasmin birth control pills says it still expects adjusted EBITDA to increase this year.
A look at a number of drugs that revolutionized medicine and provided new treatments for widespread ailments and disease.
European shares ended Monday lower as the oil price came off its session lows.
European markets posted strong gains by Thursday's close, as investors cheered on a positive set of corporate earnings, rather than dwelling on oil.
European markets ended mixed to slightly lower on Wednesday as investors tried to digest what was happening with commodities.
It's a high risk business, says Marijn Dekkers, Bayer CEO, discussing price controls and the huge expense associated with innovating and developing new drugs.