ADM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Agriculture Company

ADM has acquired 40 companies, including 17 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

ADM’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired WILD Flavors for $2.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Archer-Daniels-Midland - Global Cocoa Business to Olam International for $1.2B. ADM has acquired in 12 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (48%) and agriculture (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 4

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)

77 West Wacker Drive Suite 4600,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States,
(312) 634-8100
www.adm.com

Archer Daniels Midland Company is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other agricultural commodities and is a manufacturer of protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients. The Company also has a global grain elevator and transportation network to procure, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, and barley, as well as processed agricultural commodities. Archer Daniels Midland was formed in 1902 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 25 3 3 4 4 1 40
vol $2.7B $1.7B $4.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 - 2 - - - 7
vol $1.6B $255M $1.9B
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Yerbalatina Phytoactives Ltda. 2020-01-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Colombo, Brazil · www.yerbalatina.com
Erich Ziegler GmbH 2019-03-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Aufseß, Germany · www.erich-ziegler.de
Gleadell Agriculture Ltd. 2019-01-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom · www.gleadell.co.uk
Dunns Ltd. 2019-01-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom · www.dunns-ls.co.uk
Florida Chemical Co. Inc. 2019-01-11 - Divestiture
Winter Haven, Florida · www.floridachemical.com
Algar Agro 2018-08-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Uberlândia, Brazil · www.algaragro.com.br
Probiotics International Ltd. 2018-08-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Somerset, United Kingdom · www.protexin.com
Rodelle, Inc. 2018-07-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Collins, Colorado · www.rodellekitchen.com
Neovia 2018-07-02 1.7B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Vannes, France · www.neovia-group.com
Industries Centers 2017-05-08 - Add-on Acquisition
, Israel
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WILD Flavors GmbH 2014-07-07 Amazon Flavors 2016-05-16 1
Zug, Switzerland · www.wildflavors.com Sao Paulo, Brazil
Golden Peanut Company, LLC    - P-Farm Agente 2014-01-13 1
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.goldenpeanut.com Station Street, South Africa · www.pfarm.co.za
Specialty Commodities, Inc.    - LATITUDE 1 2013-12-09 1
Fargo, North Dakota · www.specialtycommodities.com Stockton, California · www.latitude1.net
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.    - NutriMix Feed Co., Inc 2013-01-23 4
Quincy, Illinois · www.admani.com Catano, Puerto Rico
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.    - Granossa Corp. 2013-01-23 3
Quincy, Illinois · www.admani.com Bayamon, Puerto Rico
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.    - Liquid Feed Commodities, Inc. 2012-06-18 2
Quincy, Illinois · www.admani.com Fremont, Nebraska
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.    - Cattleman's Choice Loomix, LLC 2011-06-06 1
Quincy, Illinois · www.admani.com Johnstown, Colorado
ADM Edible Bean Specialties, Inc.(ADM Seedwest)    - Ameriseed LLC 2009-01-08 2
Wyndmere, North Dakota Boise, Idaho
ADM Edible Bean Specialties, Inc.(ADM Seedwest)    - Syngenta Dry Bean 2009-01-08 1
Wyndmere, North Dakota , United States
Agrinational Insurance Co.    - Agriserve Inc. 2008-11-11 1
, United States Bakersfield, California · www.agriserveinc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 19 (49%) 4.3B (98%) 2 (29%) 1.6B (87%)
Agriculture 4 (10%) - - -
Chemicals 3 (8%) - 1 (14%) -
Business Services 3 (8%) - - -
Machinery 3 (8%) - - -
Distribution 2 (5%) - 1 (14%) -
Financial Services 2 (5%) 94M (2%) 1 (14%) -
Insurance 1 (3%) - 2 (29%) 255M (13%)
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - - -
Packaging 1 (3%) - - -
Total 39 $4.4B 7 $1.9B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 - 6 1.9B
  Illinois 3 - 3 255M
  Wisconsin 2 - - -
  Iowa 2 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  North Dakota 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Nebraska 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Germany 5 94M - -
Brazil 3 - 1 -
United Kingdom 4 - - -
France 2 1.7B - -
Ukraine 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Poland 1 - - -
Slovakia 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 2.6B - -
Domestic 17 (43%) - 6 (86%) 1.9B (100%)
Cross-border 23 (58%) 4.4B (100%) 1 (14%) -
Total 40 $4.4B 7 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.3B
< $100M 1 $94M
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest WILD Flavors GmbH
$2.6B (2014-07-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $695M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Archer-Daniels-Midland - Global Cocoa Business
$1.2B (2015-10-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
14%
2 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
12 86%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
7 100%

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