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Bayer files for Monsanto takeover approval with EU regulators
June 30, 2017 / 10:42 AM / 5 months ago

Bayer files for Monsanto takeover approval with EU regulators

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer (BAYGn.DE) has filed a request for approval of its planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto (MON.N) with European Union regulators, a spokesman for the German pharmaceuticals and pesticides maker said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal, Germany February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo

Bayer has previously said it was aiming to file by the end of this month and that it expected the EU Commission to conduct an in-depth antitrust assessment of the tie-up.

Reporting by Patricia Weiss; Writing by Ludwig Burger; Editign by Victoria Bryan

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