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A freight train at Manchac, La., about 75 km east of Baton Rouge. (CN.ca)

Kansas City Southern accepts new CN bid over CP’s

CN offers to cover KCS's breakup fee with CP

Reuters — U.S. railway operator Kansas City Southern said Thursday it had accepted Canadian National Railway’s $33.6 billion acquisition offer, upending a $29 billion deal with its competitor Canadian Pacific Railway. The development, first reported by Reuters, gives CP five business days to make a new offer for Kansas City Southern. Were CP to table […] Read more

(Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

U.S. investor to buy Prairie canola ‘streaming’ firm

All-cash deal offers $97.5 million for Input Capital

A U.S. investor has stepped forward with an all-cash bid for the Regina company that brought “streaming” to the Prairie canola marketing business. Input Capital, which in February last year began to review options such as a sale or merger to “enhance shareholder value,” said Wednesday it has a deal to sell all of itself […] Read more


(Bayer.com)

Bayer cuts Monsanto synergy target on divestments

Bonn | Reuters — Bayer said positive synergy effects from the planned takeover of U.S. seeds and chemical firm Monsanto would be about US$300 million below its previous target because it will sell more businesses than initially expected to get antitrust approval. Bayer CEO Werner Baumann again threw his weight behind the deal, despite higher […] Read more

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China conditionally approves Bayer’s Monsanto deal

Beijing | Reuters — Bayer on Tuesday secured conditional approval from China’s commerce ministry for its planned acquisition of the world No. 1 seed company Monsanto, chalking up a victory in an onerous struggle to win over watchdogs across the globe. The ministry also ordered the German drug and crop chemicals maker to spin off […] Read more