On September 14, Bayer upped its offer to billion and Monsanto accepted, putting a third major seed company merger on the table, beside Chem China’s billion takeover of Syngenta and Dow Chemical’s intended merger with Du Pont.
On the day it was announced, the called the Bayer-Monsanto deal the “mega-deal that could reshape [the] world’s food supply.” Less than a week later, spokespeople for the companies behind all three mergers were asked to testify before the senate judiciary committee, on what senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) called a “merger tsunami.” Then, just two days later, Monsanto announced it had licensed the rights to use CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing—a technology that has been called the “Model T of genetics” for its power to change the way we live.
The two companies have been locked in a dance since May 2016, when Monsanto rejected Bayer’s initial billion offer.
In addition, most of our products are NSF certified for drinking water applications.
Consolidated Water Solutions is a supplier and manufacturer of high purity water systems.
As a last resort, companies can cancel current orders and future business or threaten litigation.
Whatever option firms choose, they need to clearly understand the problem, work on it across functions, and think analytically and outside the box.
Meanwhile, our senior managers had visited their Japanese plants and learned next to nothing.