Archer Daniels Midland Co.

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

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 Company was formed in 1898 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 20 3 2 3 3 1 32
vol $2.7B $1.7B $4.4B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 1 1 3 - 2 - 7
vol $1.6B $255M $1.9B

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Largest Archer-Daniels-Midland - Global Cocoa Business
$1.2B (2015-10-16)

According to our data here at Mergr, Archer Daniels Midland has acquired 32 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Archer Daniels Midland’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. Archer Daniels Midland has acquired in 10 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (50%) and business services (10%).

When analyzing the agriculture sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 37 agriculture companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 4 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic agriculture acquirer over the past 3 years is Beijing Shihui Agricultural Development Co, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the agriculture sector over the past 3 years is Arable Capital Partners LLC with 1 platform acquisition.

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