Mexico sets conditions for Bayer-Monsanto merger

Mexico has actually purchased Bayer and Monsanto to sell their seed companies after their mega-merger

Mexican competitors regulators stated Monday they had actually purchased the German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer to sell its seed and pesticide companies after a merger with United States farming heavyweightMonsanto

TheFederal Commission for Economic Competition (Cofece) stated the 2 multinationals might just combine their Mexico operations if they quit their “genetically modified cotton seed business, all of their vegetable seed businesses and certain non-selective pesticides which are the property of Bayer.”


Bayer’s $63- billion (54- billion-euro) buyout of Monsanto– among the biggest in German business history– is set to close Thursday, birthing an international giant with 115,000 staff members and earnings of some 45 billion euros.


Bayer has actually proposed selling the noted companies to its competing BASF, which the Mexican regulator stated “has the capacity and incentive to vigorously compete in the markets involved.”


“Without the conditions imposed, the operation will significantly reduce the alternatives that Mexican farmers have at their disposal to a broad range of seeds and non-selective pesticides, which could lead to higher prices and less innovation, research and development of new products,” the regulator stated.


Bayer and Monsanto will need to accept all the conditions enforced by the regulator to seal the deal, however will deserve to lawfully challenge the decision in court, it stated.

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