In a bid to fund its $62bn takeover of US seeds company Monsanto, German drugs giant Bayer has secured a loan facility of a whopping €60bn.
Talks for the takeover started in May after Bayer expressed ambitions to become the world's biggest agricultural supplier and integrate pesticides and seeds markets.
Bayer made a $62bn (£42bn) offer which Monsanto rejected for being "financially inadequate".
Both companies have expressed willingness to seal the deal.
"As a matter of principle, we do not comment on any market rumors," Bayer spokesman Michael Preuss said.