The consumer business includes Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced in Europe and North America.
Bayer Garden makes and sells products such as Baby Bio, Phostrogen and Provado.
The transaction is expected to close in October 2016, at which time all employees holding one of the almost 250 positions dedicated to the Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced businesses in Europe and North America will transfer to SBM.
Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced are part of Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division that offers weed and pest control products for professionals and consumers. The turnover of the Environmental Science unit in 2015 was 819 million euros, to which the Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced businesses contributed 239 million euros.