Bayer Shares Jump On Report Of US Antitrust Deal On Monsanto
Bayer shares jumped nearly 5% on Tuesday, following a media report that the US Justice Department will allow the German drugs and pesticides group to acquire Monsanto in a $62.5 billion deal.
The Justice Department reached an agreement in principle with Bayer and Monsanto in recent days, after the companies agreed to sell more assets, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Under the deal, Bayer agreed to sell additional seed and treatment assets to BASF and agreed to make concessions related to digital agriculture, it said.
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