E. I. du Pont de Nemours Acquisitions and Exits, 27 Deals Between 1933 and 2017
chemicals Company

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%).

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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.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 9 1 - 1 - - 11
vol $23.4B $1.2B $24.6B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 12 2 1 1 - - 16
vol $17.4B $17.4B

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Largest Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
$7.7B (1999-03-16)
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Largest Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company
$7.8B (2001-10-02)

Chemicals M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 192 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has 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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