Cargill Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

AgricultureCompany

Cargill has acquired 38 companies, including 16 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 21 assets.

Cargill’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Sanderson Farms for $4.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Cargill - US Pork Business to JBS S.A. for $1.5B. Cargill has acquired in 12 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (44%) and agriculture (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • M&A Advisors 7

Cargill

Cargill, Inc.

15407 McGinty Rd W,
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
United States,
(952) 742-7575
www.cargill.com


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 23 3 2 1 1 6 36
vol $5.2B $4.5B $9.7B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 16 3 - 1 - 1 21
vol $2.3B $37M $2.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GrainBridge LLC 2021-10-12 - Divestiture
Omaha, Nebraska · www.web.grainbridge.com
Arkema - Epoxides Business 2021-09-27 - Divestiture
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
Aalst Chocolate Pte. Ltd. 2021-08-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.aalst-chocolate.com
Sanderson Farms, Inc. 2021-08-09 4.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Laurel, Mississippi · www.sandersonfarms.com
Animal Microbiome Analytics, Inc. 2021-07-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Oakland, California · www.animalbiome.com
Leman Decoration Group 2021-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Moeskroen, Belgium · www.lemandecorationgroup.com
Bflike 2021-04-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Wageningen, Netherlands · www.bflike.nl
International Flora Technologies Ltd. 2020-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Chandler, Arizona · www.floratech.com
Cargill, Inc. - Malt Business 2019-11-04 - Divestiture
Wayzata, Minnesota
GrainBridge LLC 2019-03-04 - Joint Venture
Omaha, Nebraska · www.web.grainbridge.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 16 (43%) 1.3B (14%) 7 (33%) 2.2B (94%)
Agriculture 6 (16%) 6.6B (68%) 3 (14%) 37M (2%)
Chemicals 3 (8%) - 4 (19%) 96M (4%)
Consumer Products 4 (11%) 1.7B (17%) 2 (10%) -
Software 3 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Distribution 2 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Beverages 1 (3%) - - -
Life Science 1 (3%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) 33M (< 1%) - -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Machinery - - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Total 37 $9.7B 21 $2.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 5.6B 14 1.6B
  Minnesota 2 - 4 37M
  Illinois 2 - 1 -
  Texas 2 33M 1 -
  Ohio 2 - 1 -
  Nebraska 1 - 1 -
  Missouri 1 580M - -
  Mississippi 1 4.5B - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Arkansas 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
  New York - - 1 -
Brazil 4 293M 1 706M
Netherlands 3 1.7B 1 -
Australia 2 - 1 -
Belgium 2 - - -
Germany 2 609M - -
Spain - - 2 -
Canada - - 1 -
  Ontario - - 1 -
Chile 1 - - -
Colombia 1 - - -
Norway 1 1.5B - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Switzerland - - 1 -
Ukraine 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 18 (49%) 5.6B (58%) 14 (67%) 1.6B (69%)
Cross-border 19 (51%) 4.1B (42%) 7 (33%) 706M (31%)
Total 37 $9.7B 21 $2.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Mayer Brown
2
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $7.7B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.9B
< $100M 1 $33M
TOTAL $9.7B
Largest Sanderson Farms, Inc.
$4.5B (2021-08-09)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $706M
< $100M 2 $132M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Cargill - US Pork Business
$1.5B (2015-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Strategic(s)
35%
13 (35%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
10%
2 (10%)
Strategic(s)
81%
17 (81%)

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