ADM - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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ADM M&A Summary

ADM has acquired 48 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 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 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (49%) and agriculture (9%).

ADM Business Overview

Where is ADM headquartered?

ADM is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

What is ADM’s revenue?

ADM disclosed revenue of 101,848M USD for 2022 and 85,249M USD for 2021.

How many employees does ADM have?

ADM has 40,360 employees.

What sector is ADM in?

ADM is an agriculture company.

When was ADM founded?

ADM was founded in 1902.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 4

ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Co.

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

ADM 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. ADM was incorporated in 1902 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 40 1 3 - 3 - 47
vol $4.4B $4.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
vol $1.9B $1.9B
  55

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fuerst Day Lawson Holdings Ltd. 2023-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.fdlworld.com
Revela Foods LLC 2023-12-18 - Add-on Acquisition
New Berlin, Wisconsin · www.revelafoods.com
Buckminster Química 2023-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Macatuba, Brazil · www.buckminster.com.br
Flavor Infusion International, S.A. 2021-12-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Panama City, Panama · www.fisa-sa.com
Deerland Enzymes, Inc. 2021-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.deerlandenzymes.com
GrainBridge LLC 2021-10-12 - Divestiture
Omaha, Nebraska · www.web.grainbridge.com
Sojaprotein d.o.o. 2021-07-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Becej, Serbia · www.sojaprotein.rs
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
GrainBridge LLC 2019-03-04 - Joint Venture
Omaha, Nebraska · www.web.grainbridge.com
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
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 23 (50%) 4.3B (98%) 2 (25%) 1.6B (87%)
Chemicals 4 (9%) - 1 (13%) -
Agriculture 4 (9%) - - -
Business Services 3 (7%) - - -
Machinery 3 (7%) - - -
Distribution 2 (4%) - 1 (13%) -
Financial Services 2 (4%) 94M (2%) 1 (13%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 2 (25%) 255M (13%)
Consumer Products 2 (4%) - - -
Software 1 (2%) - 1 (13%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - - -
Total 46 $4.4B 8 $1.9B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 20 - 7 1.9B
  Illinois 3 - 3 255M
  Wisconsin 3 - - -
  Nebraska 2 - 1 -
  Iowa 2 - - -
  Georgia 2 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  North Dakota 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
Brazil 4 - 1 -
Germany 5 94M - -
United Kingdom 5 - - -
France 2 1.7B - -
Ukraine 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Panama 1 - - -
Poland 1 - - -
Serbia 1 - - -
Slovakia 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 2.6B - -
Domestic 20 (43%) - 7 (88%) 1.9B (100%)
Cross-border 27 (57%) 4.4B (100%) 1 (13%) -
Total 47 $4.4B 8 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
1
Baker & McKenzie
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
Investor(s)
11%
5 (11%)
Strategic(s)
23%
11 (23%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
8 (100%)

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