Seven Months Later, Bayer Says Monsanto Merger is Going Smoothly

Bayer officials feel there is "joint excitement" about the future

Brian Kelly
January 09, 2019 - 10:11 am
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Just seven months after their marriage was finalized., Bayer officials say the merger with Monsanto is going smoothly. 

Saying there's a unique "joint excitement" in the new company, Bayer officials are crowing about the smooth merger of the German firm and the St. Louis-based staple.

"We're way more advanced that I would have expected at this point in time," Bayer's Crop Science Division President Liam Condon said during a news conference Tuesday. "Once we bring the teams together, after a very, very short period of time, you cannot tell who is from legacy Bayer or who is from legacy Monsanto."

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Meanwhile, in St. Louis preparations are underway to accommodate more researchers who will be moving here from North Carolina.

"We're in the process of making facility enhancements in St. Louis," Research and Development Director Bob Reiter said. "That will allow us to accommodate our researchers in Raleigh (North Carolina) and those in St. Louis."

Those enhancements should be completed within the next few months.

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