E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont)

974 Centre Road,
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
United States,
(302) 774-1000

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.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 9 - 1 - 1 - 11
vol $23.4B $1.2B $24.6B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 10 2 2 1 1 - 16
vol $17.4B $17.4B

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$7.7B (1999-03-16)
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Largest Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company
$7.8B (2001-10-02)

According to our data here at Mergr, E. I. du Pont de Nemours has acquired 11 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 16 assets.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours’ 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. E. I. du Pont de Nemours has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (28%) and agriculture (19%).

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 200 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is RPM International, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is Arsenal Capital Partners with 6 platform acquisitions.

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