A possible bid by Bayer to take over Monsanto, alongside a handful of other megadeals that would consolidate the crop chemicals industry, could trigger global scrutiny from regulators, according to an article from Bloomberg. Whether or not the deal goes through, regulators may tap the brakes on all deals while it assesses their impact on the market.
The proposed mergers between Dow and Dupont, and ChemChina and Syngenta AG are already troubling authorities, according to the article. If Bayer acquires Monsanto, it would reportedly become the world’s largest supplier of seeds and farm chemicals.
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