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IPB's Jeff Moeller Leads Tax Planning for Largest Cash Acquisition Deal on Record

Washington, D.C.

IPB's Jeff Moeller led the team advising on the U.S. tax aspects of the largest all-cash acquisition in history, Bayer's $63 billion purchase of Monsanto. The deal closed June 7, 2018, two years after it was announced, facing antitrust challenges along the way, and taking place amidst the creation and passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This required Jeff and his team to devise multiple contingent scenarios to address potential tax issues under the new law. He also worked in conjunction with a number of other firms to develop cross-border tax compliance plans for over 20 other countries in which Bayer and Monsanto operate. 

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