Updated at 12:30 pm June 24, 2015 with comments from Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant
The chief executive officer of St. Louis-based Monsanto says the company is still committed to putting together a deal to acquire a European agricultural chemical manufacturer.
Interest in Syngenta remains high, but Hugh Grant has told analysts on Wednesday that Monsanto is keeping options option in case a deal is not reached.
"This isn’t something we’re gonna turn into an epic struggle," he stated during the company's quarterly earnings conference call.
Our previous story from June 23, 2015:
The chairman of Syngenta is laying out the general terms for any possible acquisition by St. Louis-based Monsanto.