Bayer reduces Covestro holding to 14.2%

Leverkusen, Germany – Bayer AG has reduced its direct interest in Covestro from 24.6% to 14.2%, selling a total of 21 million shares at a price of €86.25 per share, Bayer announced 11 Jan.

Strong interest by investors meant the placement volume reached €1.8 billion, exceeding the €1.5 billion initially envisaged, Covestro’s former owner stated.

Apart from the direct interest that Bayer AG holds in Covestro, Bayer Pension Trust holds a further 8.9% stake in the polymers an coatings company.

As previously announced, Bayer intends to achieve full…

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