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  1. What do Bayer and Monsanto sell? A look at the 2 companies

What do Bayer and Monsanto sell? A look at the 2 companies

U.S. seed seller Monsanto agreed on Wednesday to be bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $57 billion, in a deal that would create a giant worldwide chemical and agricultural products company.

By: | Published: September 14, 2016 10:10 PM
The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal. (Reuters) The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal. (Reuters)

U.S. seed seller Monsanto agreed on Wednesday to be bought by Germany’s Bayer AG for $57 billion, in a deal that would create a giant worldwide chemical and agricultural products company.

Here’s a look at the two companies:
BAYER AG

PRODUCTS: Several brands of crop protection chemicals used to kill weeds, insects and fungal diseases. It also makes Claritin allergy medicine, Coppertone sunscreen and One-A-Day vitamins.

HEADQUARTERS: Leverkusen, Germany.

EMPLOYEES: Nearly 120,000 in 2015.

REVENUE: 46.3 billion euros, or $52 billion, in the year ending December 2015.

MONSANTO CO.

PRODUCTS: Sells several types of seeds and crop protection chemicals to farmers. It also makes Roundup, a weed and grass killer sold at home improvement stores.

HEADQUARTERS: St. Louis

EMPLOYEES: More than 20,000, it said Wednesday.

REVENUE: $15 billion for the fiscal year ending August 2015.

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