12 June, 2018
landscape of the largest public companies in St. Louis is going to look very
different in a year. Express Scripts, which has held the top spot for the past
four years, is currently set to be acquired by Cigna. Monsanto, the number six
company, was acquired on June 7 by Bayer out of Germany. The good news for St.
Louis is that both Cigna and Bayer have said publicly that St. Louis will
maintain a strong presence for both companies. Bayer is planning to move its
North American Commercial and Seeds and Traits divisions from the Research
Triangle in North Carolina to St. Louis. Express Scripts will continue to
operate independently in Northwest County where it occupies several office
buildings near the airport.
has been moving up the list quickly, climbing from six to three in just four
years. The Clayton-based company has been growing across the region and has its
second office tower in Clayton under construction.
Source: JLL Research, St. Louis Business Journal