Bayer AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

Bayer AG has acquired 15 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 14 assets.

Bayer AG’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Monsanto for $66.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Bayer AG - Animal Health Business to Elanco Animal Health for $7.6B. Bayer AG has acquired in 5 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (36%) and medical products (22%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 9

Bayer AG

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1,
Leverkusen, 51368
Germany,
+49 214 301
www.bayer.com

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve the quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer was founded in 1863 and is based in Leverkusen, Germany.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 10 2 1 - 1 - 14
vol $4.6B $66.0B $1.0B $71.6B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 8 - 2 - 4 - 14
vol $3.4B $12.1B $15.5B
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bayer AG - Animal Health Business 2019-08-20 7.6B USD Divestiture
Leverkusen, Germany
BlueRock Therapeutics LLC 2019-08-08 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.bluerocktx.com
Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG 2019-08-06 3.9B EUR Divestiture
Leverkusen, Germany · www.currenta.com
Dr. Scholl's 2019-07-22 - Divestiture
St. Louis, Missouri · www.drschollsshoes.com
Coppertone 2019-05-13 550M USD Divestiture
Whippany, New Jersey · www.coppertone.com
Multi Vendor Service 2017-09-06 - Merger
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.mvs.bayer.com
Bayer AG - Serdex 2017-01-05 - Divestiture
Leverkusen, Germany
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. - Cydectin 2017-01-04 - Divestiture
St. Joseph, Montana
Monsanto Co. 2016-09-14 66.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
St. Louis, Missouri · www.monsanto.com
proPlant Gesellschaft für Agrar- und Umweltinformatik mbH 2016-02-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Münster, Germany · www.proplant.de
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Bayer CropScience AG    - Bayer CropScience AG - Metominostrobin 2017-01-30 3
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com , Japan
Bayer CropScience AG    - SeedWorks India Pvt. Ltd. 2015-06-01 9
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Hyderabad, India · www.seedworksindia.com
Bayer CropScience AG    - FN Semillas S.A. 2013-12-31 8
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Salto, Argentina · www.fnsemillas.com.ar
Bayer CropScience AG    - AgraQuest, Inc. 2012-08-16 7
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Davis, California · www.agraquest.com
Bayer CropScience AG    - Abbott & Cobb, Inc. - Watermelon and Melon Seed Business 2012-07-02 6
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Feasterville, Pennsylvania
Bayer CropScience AG    - Raps GbR 2011-10-11 5
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Grundhof, Germany · www.rapsgbr.com
Medrad, Inc. 2006-06-29 Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc. 2011-09-01 1
Indianola, Pennsylvania · www.medrad.com Kirkland, Washington
Bayer CropScience AG    - Hornbeck Seed Co., Inc. 2011-04-01 4
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com DeWitt, Arizona
Bayer CropScience AG    - Bayer - Cotton Defoliant 2010-07-21 2
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com , Germany
Bayer CropScience AG    - Athenix Corp. 2009-11-04 3
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 5 (36%) 3.9B (5%) 2 (14%) -
Chemicals 2 (14%) - 5 (36%) 4.6B (29%)
Medical Products 3 (21%) 1.2B (2%) 2 (14%) 415M (3%)
Agriculture 2 (14%) 66.0B (92%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) 518M (1%) 1 (7%) 1.1B (7%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (14%) 550M (4%)
Food 1 (7%) - - -
Consumer Services - - 1 (7%) 7.6B (49%)
Metals/Mining - - 1 (7%) 1.3B (8%)
Total 14 $71.6B 14 $15.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 3 - 9 14.5B
United States 6 68.2B 4 965M
  California 2 1.2B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  Missouri 1 66.0B 1 -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 1.0B - -
  New Jersey - - 1 550M
  Minnesota - - 1 415M
Argentina 1 - - -
China 1 518M - -
Norway 1 2.9B - -
Paraguay 1 - - -
Russia - - 1 -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (21%) - 9 (64%) 14.5B (94%)
Cross-border 11 (79%) 71.6B (100%) 5 (36%) 965M (6%)
Total 14 $71.6B 14 $15.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
2
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
Legal Deals
Covington & Burling LLP
2
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1
Allen & Overy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $71.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $518M
< $100M 1 $57M
TOTAL $71.6B
Largest Monsanto Co.
$66.0B (2016-09-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $13.9B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
TOTAL $15.5B
Largest Bayer AG - Animal Health Business
$7.6B (2019-08-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
47%
7 47%
Strategic(s)
53%
8 53%

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