Glencore Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Metals/mining Company

Glencore has acquired 9 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Glencore’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Viterra for $5.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Glencore Agricultural Products to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for $2.5B. Glencore has acquired in 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include metals/mining (75%) and agriculture (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 7

Glencore plc

Baarermattstrasse 3,
Baar, 6340
Switzerland,
+41 41-709-20-00
www.glencore.com

Glencore is a supplier of physical commodities including energy (oil and coal), base metals, soft commodities and agriculture to industrial consumers. These commodities originate from Glencore's directly or indirectly owned production assets, or are secured by Glencore from third parties. Glencore also provides financing, logistics and other supply chain services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, and has marketing and industrial operations in over 40 countries. Glencore was founded in 1974 and is based in Baar, Switzerland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $7.1B $7.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
vol $4.5B $4.5B
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Minera Altos de Punitaqui Ltda. 2018-11-13 - Divestiture
Ovalle, Chile · www.altospunitaqui.cl
Glencore Rail (NSW) Pty Ltd. 2016-10-20 811M AUD Divestiture
Sydney, Australia
Glencore Agricultural Products 2016-04-06 2.5B USD Divestiture
, Switzerland
Inatech Solutions Ltd. 2016-02-24 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.inatech.com
Clermont Mine 2014-06-02 1.0B USD Stake Purchase
, Australia
Caracal Energy, Inc. 2014-04-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.caracalenergy.com
Joe White Maltings Pty Ltd. 2013-08-05 - Divestiture
Adelaide, Australia
Xstrata plc 2013-05-02 - Merger
London, United Kingdom · www.xstrata.com
Viterra, Inc. 2012-12-17 5.7B CAD Add-on Acquisition
Regina, Saskatchewan · www.viterra.com
Kazzinc LLP 2012-10-11 400M USD Stake Purchase
, Kazakhstan
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Viterra, Inc. 2012-12-17 Dakota Growers Pasta Co., Inc. 2014-01-02 1
Regina, Saskatchewan · www.viterra.com Carrington, North Dakota · www.dakotagrowers.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Metals/Mining 6 (75%) 1.4B (20%) 1 (17%) -
Agriculture 1 (13%) 5.7B (80%) 1 (17%) 2.5B (56%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (13%) - - -
Beverages - - 1 (17%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (17%) -
Retail - - 1 (17%) 1.2B (26%)
Transportation - - 1 (17%) 811M (18%)
Total 8 $7.1B 6 $4.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Australia 1 1.0B 2 811M
Canada 2 5.7B 1 1.2B
  Saskatchewan 1 5.7B 1 1.2B
  Alberta 1 - - -
South Africa 2 14M - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 -
Chile - - 1 -
Kazakhstan 1 400M - -
Namibia 1 - - -
Switzerland - - 1 2.5B
Domestic - - 1 (17%) 2.5B (56%)
Cross-border 8 (100%) 7.1B (100%) 5 (83%) 2.0B (44%)
Total 8 $7.1B 6 $4.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Torys LLP
1
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
1
Clifford Chance LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $6.7B
$100M to $1B 1 $400M
< $100M 1 $14M
TOTAL $7.1B
Largest Viterra, Inc.
$5.7B (2012-12-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.7B
$100M to $1B 1 $811M
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest Glencore Agricultural Products
$2.5B (2016-04-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 (100%)

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