DuPont Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Chemicals Company

DuPont has acquired 17 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions 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 de Nemours, Inc. (DuPont)

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. DuPont was formed in 1802 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.


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 Add-on Acquisition
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 - -
  Iowa 2 9.4B - -
  California 2 - - -
  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 - - -
  West Virginia - - 1 -
  Kansas - - 1 4.2B
  Arizona - - 1 -
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)
12%
2 (12%)
Strategic(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
22%
4 (22%)
Strategic(s)
67%
12 (67%)

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