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Bayer May Pay $63b for Monsanto

Bayer May Pay $63b for MonsantoBayer May Pay $63b for Monsanto

Now that Bayer AG’s bid for seed giant Monsanto Co. is out of the bag, attention has turned to how much the German company will need to pay. The value of the transaction could top $63 billion, according to some analysts tracking the situation, Bloomberg reported. So far, neither side has disclosed the terms or structure of the deal. That’s triggered speculation over how Bayer will finance what would be the largest ever takeover by a German company. In terms of what Monsanto investors stand to get paid, estimates compiled by Bloomberg range from $120 to $150 a share.