Deere Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Machinery Company

Deere has acquired 17 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Deere’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired The Wirtgen Group for $4.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold SiteOne Landscape Supply to Clayton Dubilier & Rice for $465M. Deere has acquired in 6 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (53%) and information technology (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 4

Deere & Co.

One John Deere Place,
Moline, Illinois 61265
United States,
(309) 765-8000
www.deere.com

Deere & Company is a producer of machinery and operates in three segments. The agriculture and turf segment primarily manufactures and distributes a full line of agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts including large, medium and utility tractors; loaders; combines, corn pickers, cotton and sugarcane harvesters and related front-end equipment and sugarcane loaders; tillage, seeding and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management and soil preparation machinery; hay and forage equipment, including self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, along with a broad line of associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. The construction and forestry segment primarily manufactures and distributes a broad range of machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, material handling and timber harvesting. The products and services produced by the segments above are marketed primarily through independent retail dealer networks and major retail outlets. Finally, the financial services segment primarily finances sales and leases by John Deere dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction and forestry equipment. Deere was founded in 1837 and is based in Moline, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 9 1 3 2 2 - 17
vol $210M $5.2B $5.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - - 1 4
vol $465M $465M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SABO-Maschinenfabrik GmbH 2020-06-26 - Divestiture
Gummersbach, Germany · www.sabo-online.de
Unimil 2019-10-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Piracicaba, Brazil · www.unimil.com.br
OnGolf, LLC 2019-07-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Radnor, Pennsylvania · www.onlink.com
PLA S.A. 2018-07-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Fe, Argentina · www.pla.com.ar
King Agro SpA 2018-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Valencia, Spain · www.kingagro.com.ar
Blue River Technology, Inc. 2017-09-06 305M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.bluerivertechnology.com
Mazzotti Srl 2017-06-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Ravenna, Italy · www.mazzotti.it
The Wirtgen Group 2017-06-01 4.9B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Windhagen, Germany · www.wirtgen-group.com
Monosem, Inc. 2016-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Edwardsville, Kansas
John Deere Risk Protection, Inc. (dba JDRP Crop Insurance Services) 2014-12-18 - Divestiture
Johnston, Iowa
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Machinery 9 (53%) 5.2B (96%) 1 (25%) -
Information Technology 3 (18%) - - -
Software 2 (12%) - 1 (25%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) 125M (2%) 1 (25%) 465M (100%)
Agriculture 1 (6%) 85M (2%) - -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - - -
Insurance - - 1 (25%) -
Total 17 $5.4B 4 $465M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 515M 3 465M
  Georgia 3 - 2 465M
  California 3 390M - -
  Iowa 1 - 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  New York 1 125M - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
Brazil 2 - - -
Germany 1 4.9B 1 -
Argentina 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 10 (59%) 515M (9%) 3 (75%) 465M (100%)
Cross-border 7 (41%) 4.9B (91%) 1 (25%) -
Total 17 $5.4B 4 $465M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1
Linklaters LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.9B
$100M to $1B 2 $430M
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $5.4B
Largest The Wirtgen Group
$4.9B (2017-06-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $465M
TOTAL $465M
Largest SiteOne Landscape Supply LLC
$465M (2013-10-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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