Agrium Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Agriculture Company

Agrium has acquired 8 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Agrium’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired United Agri Products for $2.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Agrium - Conda Phosphate Operations to Itafos for $100M. Agrium has acquired in 3 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (50%) and distribution (38%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Agrium, Inc.

13131 Lake Fraser Drive SE,
Calgary, Alberta T2J 7E8
Canada,
(403) 225-7000
www.agrium.com

Agrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North and South America, a leading global Wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - - - 1 1 8
vol $6.5B $25M $6.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - 1 - - 1 3
vol $85M $100M $185M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Agrium, Inc. - Conda Phosphate Operations 2017-11-07 100M USD Divestiture
Calgary, Alberta
Starpharma Holdings Ltd. - Agrochemicals Business 2017-06-13 25M AUD Divestiture
Abbotsford, Australia
Cargill - U.S. Ag-Retail Business 2016-07-06 - Divestiture
, United States
Agrium - Turf and Ornamental Business 2014-05-09 85M USD Divestiture
, United States
Viterra - Agri-Products Business 2012-03-20 1.2B USD Divestiture
Regina, Saskatchewan
AWB Commodity Management Business / Agrium 2010-12-15 - Divestiture
, Australia
Agriliance - 24 Retail Outlets 2009-11-24 - Divestiture
, United States
Common Market Fertilizers S.A. 2008-04-10 - Stake Purchase
Brussels, Belgium
United Agri Products, Inc. 2007-12-07 2.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Greeley, Colorado
UAP Holding Corp. 2007-12-03 2.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Greeley, Colorado
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 4 (50%) 1.2B (18%) - -
Distribution 3 (38%) 5.3B (82%) - -
Agriculture - - 2 (67%) 85M (46%)
Life Science 1 (13%) 25M (< 1%) - -
Chemicals - - 1 (33%) 100M (54%)
Total 8 $6.5B 3 $185M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 5.3B 1 85M
  Colorado 2 5.3B - -
  New York 1 - - -
Australia 1 25M 1 -
Canada 1 1.2B 1 100M
  Saskatchewan 1 1.2B - -
  Alberta - - 1 100M
Belgium 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (13%) 1.2B (18%) 1 (33%) 100M (54%)
Cross-border 7 (88%) 5.3B (82%) 2 (67%) 85M (46%)
Total 8 $6.5B 3 $185M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $6.5B
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $6.5B
Largest United Agri Products, Inc.
$2.7B (2007-12-07)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $185M
TOTAL $185M
Largest Agrium, Inc. - Conda Phosphate Operations
$100M (2017-11-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
50%
4 (50%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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