1. Bayer CEO Presses to Repair His Monsanto Deal's Damage

    Bayer CEO Presses to Repair His Monsanto Deal's Damage

    In April last year, Bayer AG Chief Executive Werner Baumann was on defense. The architect of one of the most disastrous acquisitions in German corporate history, he had become the country's first chief executive to lose a vote of confidence by shareholders...

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    1. Is he responsible for the legal issues? Yes. But he also showed that he can keep the business together, infecting a healthy Bayer with the Monsanto virus.
    2. Last year people talked about the lawsuits all the time, now it's mostly business as usual.
    3. There is a feeling there is light at the end of the tunnel.
    4. A settlement would of course be positive but I think it will grant Mr. Baumann only a short respite.
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