DuPont Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

ChemicalsCompany

DuPont has acquired 17 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 18 assets.

DuPont’s largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired Pioneer Hi-Bred International for $7.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2001, when it sold Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company to Bristol-Myers Squibb for $7.8B. DuPont has acquired in 10 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (24%) and food (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 3

DuPont

DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Building 730 974 Centre Road,
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
United States,
(302) 774-1000
www.dupont.com

DuPont is a global chemicals provider and is involved across a range of disciplines, including agriculture and industrial biotechnology, chemistry, biology, materials science and manufacturing. DuPont operates globally and offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications, general industrial, and transportation.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 11 1 - 4 - 1 17
vol $23.4B $1.2B $2.3B $26.9B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 15 1 - 2 - - 18
vol $17.4B $17.4B
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Laird Technologies, Inc. 2021-03-08 2.3B USD Divestiture
Shanghai Shi, China · www.laird.com
International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. 2019-12-15 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.iff.com
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences 2019-12-15 - Divestiture
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.dupontnutritionandbiosciences.com
Desalitech, Inc. 2019-12-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Newton, Massachusetts · www.desalitech.com
Evoqua Water Technologies LLC - Memcor 2019-10-03 - Divestiture
, Georgia
BASF SE - Ultrafiltration Membrane Business 2019-09-23 - Divestiture
Ludwigshafen, Germany
DuPont Electronics & Imaging - Compound Semiconductor Solutions 2019-09-10 - Divestiture
, Delaware
FMC Corp. - Health & Nutrition Business 2017-03-31 1.2B USD Divestiture
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DuPont - Crop Protection Business 2017-03-31 - Divestiture
Wilmington, Delaware
DuPont - Food Safety Diagnostics Business 2016-12-14 - Divestiture
Wilmington, Delaware
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Corteva Agriscience    - BASF SE - Clearfield Canola Production System 2019-02-20 1
Wilmington, Delaware · www.corteva.com Ludwigshafen, Germany
Corteva Agriscience    - Corteva Agriscience - Herbicide Product Line 2019-01-03 1
Wilmington, Delaware · www.corteva.com Wilmington, Delaware
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. 1997-08-07 Terral Seed, Inc. 2010-12-27 1
Johnston, Iowa · www.pioneer.com Rayville, Louisiana · www.terralseed.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 4 (24%) 1.2B (4%) 8 (44%) 4.9B (28%)
Food 3 (18%) 6.7B (25%) 1 (6%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 2 (11%) 7.8B (45%)
Agriculture 2 (12%) 9.4B (35%) - -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (6%) 7.3B (27%) 1 (6%) -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Education 1 (6%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) 2.3B (9%) - -
Environmental 1 (6%) - - -
Utilities 1 (6%) - - -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (6%) 4.2B (24%)
Construction - - 1 (6%) -
Distribution - - 1 (6%) 543M (3%)
Packaging - - 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $26.9B 18 $17.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 18.3B 16 17.4B
  Delaware - - 8 8.3B
  Missouri 3 440M - -
  California 2 - - -
  Iowa 2 9.4B - -
  Virginia 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 7.3B 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 1.2B 1 4.9B
  North Carolina 1 - 1 -
  New York 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Arizona - - 1 -
  West Virginia - - 1 -
  Kansas - - 1 4.2B
Denmark 1 6.3B 1 -
Belgium - - 1 -
China 1 2.3B - -
Germany 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (82%) 18.3B (68%) 16 (89%) 17.4B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (18%) 8.6B (32%) 2 (11%) -
Total 17 $26.9B 18 $17.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1
Ballard Spahr LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $26.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $440M
TOTAL $26.9B
Largest Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
$7.7B (1999-03-16)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $16.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $543M
TOTAL $17.4B
Largest Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company
$7.8B (2001-10-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Strategic(s)
24%
4 (24%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
22%
4 (22%)
Strategic(s)
67%
12 (67%)

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