Cargill Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

AgricultureCompany

Cargill has acquired 42 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 22 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 13 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (44%) and agriculture (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 39
  • 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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 29 1 1 7 2 - 40
vol $5.2B $5.6B $10.7B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 19 1 - 1 1 - 22
vol $2.3B $2.3B
  62

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Owensboro Grain Co. 2022-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Owensboro, Kentucky · www.owensborograin.com
Salmones Multiexport S.A. 2022-05-27 - Stake Purchase
Los Lagos, Chile
Format Solutions 2022-03-07 - Divestiture
Hopkins, Minnesota · www.formatsolutions.com
Croda International - Bio-Based Industrial Business 2021-12-22 1.0B USD Divestiture
Goole, United Kingdom
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 18 (44%) 1.3B (13%) 7 (32%) 2.2B (94%)
Agriculture 6 (15%) 6.6B (62%) 3 (14%) 37M (2%)
Chemicals 4 (10%) 1.0B (10%) 4 (18%) 96M (4%)
Consumer Products 4 (10%) 1.7B (16%) 2 (9%) -
Software 3 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
Distribution 2 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Beverages 1 (2%) - - -
Life Science 1 (2%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) 33M (< 1%) - -
Renewable Energy 1 (2%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Machinery - - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Total 41 $10.7B 22 $2.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 19 5.6B 15 1.6B
  Minnesota 2 - 5 37M
  Texas 2 33M 1 -
  Ohio 2 - 1 -
  Illinois 2 - 1 -
  Nebraska 1 - 1 -
  Missouri 1 580M - -
  Mississippi 1 4.5B - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  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 3 - - -
Chile 2 - - -
Germany 2 609M - -
Spain - - 2 -
United Kingdom 2 1.0B - -
Canada - - 1 -
  Ontario - - 1 -
Colombia 1 - - -
Norway 1 1.5B - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Switzerland - - 1 -
Ukraine 1 - - -
Domestic 19 (46%) 5.6B (52%) 15 (68%) 1.6B (69%)
Cross-border 22 (54%) 5.1B (48%) 7 (32%) 706M (31%)
Total 41 $10.7B 22 $2.3B

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $8.8B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.9B
< $100M 1 $33M
TOTAL $10.7B
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)
17%
7 (17%)
Strategic(s)
37%
15 (37%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
9%
2 (9%)
Strategic(s)
82%
18 (82%)

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