08/05/2015 Syngenta AG rejects a 41.7 billion Swiss franc takeover offer from Monsanto Co.
Syngenta Rejects Monsanto’s $45 Billion Bid
Monsanto's Unsolicited $45 Bln Takeover Offer Fails to Sway Syngenta
Syngenta Chairman comments on Monsanto’s recent approach
In 2014, Monsanto sought to acquire Syngenta for a reported $40 billion, but Syngenta rejected the offer. Since 2015 Monsanto and Syngenta had been working with their investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs respectively on a deal. The U.S. Treasury tried to stop the deal for tax inversion.