Bayer - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Bayer M&A Summary

Bayer has acquired 20 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 22 assets.

Bayer’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 has acquired in 7 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (48%) and medical products (16%).

Bayer Business Overview

Where is Bayer headquartered?

Bayer is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany.

What is Bayer’s revenue?

Bayer disclosed revenue of 50,739M EUR for 2022 and 44,081M EUR for 2021.

How many employees does Bayer have?

Bayer has 99,349 employees.

What sector is Bayer in?

Bayer is a life science company.

When was Bayer founded?

Bayer was founded in 1863.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 14

Bayer

Bayer AG

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1,
Leverkusen, 51368
Germany,
+49 214 30 1
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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 14 2 2 - 1 - 19
vol $71.6B $2.4B $1.5B $75.5B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 14 1 3 3 1 - 22
vol $16.1B $3.2B $19.3B
  41

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bayer AG - Iconic OTC Skin Care Brands 2023-04-04 - Divestiture
Leverkusen, Germany
Blackford Analysis Ltd. 2023-01-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.blackfordanalysis.com
Axxam S.p.A. 2022-07-28 - Divestiture
Bresso, Italy · www.axxam.com
Nebido 2022-07-14 563M EUR Divestiture
Leverkusen, Germany · www.nebido.com
Environmental Science U.S. LLC 2022-03-10 2.6B USD Divestiture
Cary, North Carolina · www.us.envu.com
Vividion Therapeutics, Inc. 2021-08-05 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.vividion.com
Bayer - Global Coatings Business 2021-07-01 - Divestiture
Méréville, France
Noria Therapeutics, Inc. 2021-06-03 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York
Bayer Wuppertal 2021-05-07 - Divestiture
Wuppertal, China
TruBiotics 2021-03-01 - Divestiture
Boca Raton, Florida · www.trubiotics.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Bayer CropScience AG    - SeedWorks India Pvt. Ltd. 2020-09-01 4
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Hyderabad, India · www.seedworksindia.com
Bayer CropScience AG    - Bayer CropScience AG - Metominostrobin 2017-01-30 3
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com , Japan
Bayer CropScience AG    - AgraQuest, Inc. 2012-08-16 8
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 7
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Feasterville, Pennsylvania
Medrad, Inc. 2006-06-29 Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc. 2011-09-01 1
Indianola, Pennsylvania · www.medrad.com Kirkland, Washington
Bayer CropScience AG    - Bayer - Cotton Defoliant 2010-07-21 2
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com , Germany
Bayer CropScience AG    - Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Co., Inc. 2007-05-31 6
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Boulder, Colorado
Bayer CropScience AG    - Bayer CropScience AG - Gustafson Automatic Samplers 2005-08-23 1
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.cropscience.bayer.com Monheim am Rhein, Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 9 (47%) 7.8B (10%) 6 (27%) 563M (3%)
Chemicals 2 (11%) - 6 (27%) 4.6B (24%)
Medical Products 3 (16%) 1.2B (2%) 2 (9%) 415M (2%)
Agriculture 2 (11%) 66.0B (87%) - -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) 518M (1%) 1 (5%) 1.1B (6%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (9%) 550M (3%)
Software 1 (5%) - - -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (5%) 585M (3%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (5%) 7.6B (39%)
Environmental - - 1 (5%) 2.6B (13%)
Metals/Mining - - 1 (5%) 1.3B (7%)
Total 19 $75.5B 22 $19.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 3 - 12 15.1B
United States 9 71.7B 6 4.2B
  California 3 2.7B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  North Carolina 1 2.0B 1 2.6B
  Missouri 1 66.0B 1 585M
  New York 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 1.0B - -
  New Jersey - - 1 550M
  Minnesota - - 1 415M
  Florida - - 1 -
United Kingdom 3 425M - -
China 1 518M 1 -
Argentina 1 - - -
France - - 1 -
Italy - - 1 -
Norway 1 2.9B - -
Paraguay 1 - - -
Russia - - 1 -
Domestic 3 (16%) - 12 (55%) 15.1B (78%)
Cross-border 16 (84%) 75.5B (100%) 10 (45%) 4.2B (22%)
Total 19 $75.5B 22 $19.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
3
Citigroup Investment Banking
2
CG Sawaya Partners
2
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy
2
Baker & McKenzie
2
Covington & Burling
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $74.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $943M
< $100M 1 $57M
TOTAL $75.5B
Largest Monsanto Co.
$66.0B (2016-09-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $16.5B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.7B
TOTAL $19.3B
Largest Bayer AG - Animal Health Business
$7.6B (2019-08-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Strategic(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
27%
6 (27%)
Strategic(s)
64%
14 (64%)

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