Bayer Confirms $66 Billion Acquisition Of Monsanto

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Bayer, best known in the U.S. for its aspirin, announced the deal to acquire Monsanto on Wednesday. (Roberto Pfeil, John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)
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Agrochemical giant Monsanto is set to be acquired by Bayer — the largest acquisition so far this year.

The German chemical and pharmaceutical company, best known in the U.S. for its aspirin, announced the deal Wednesday, raising its initial offer for a third time to $66 billion, including debt.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Nathan Bomey of USA Today about the implications of the deal and how analysts are reacting.

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Nathan Bomey, business reporter for USA Today. He tweets @NathanBomey.

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