Monsanto Meets Rival’s Shareholders in Push for Buyout Talks

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, met this week with Syngenta shareholders in a bid to pressure the Swiss rival into negotiations after a $45 billion takeover offer was rejected. Chief Operating Officer Brett Begemann and Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley met Monday and Tuesday in Europe to discuss the merits of the bid with Syngenta investors, many of whom also own Monsanto shares, said Scott Partridge, vice...

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