M&A Deal Summary

Monsanto Acquires Delta and Pine Land Company

On June 1, 2007, Monsanto Co. acquired agriculture company Delta and Pine Land Company LLC from Stephens Capital Partners and The Stephens Group, LLC for 1.5B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Monsanto’s 2nd transaction in the Agriculture sector.
  • This is Monsanto’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Monsanto’s 4th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Monsanto’s 1st transaction in Mississippi.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-06-01
Target Delta and Pine Land Company LLC
Sector Agriculture
Buyer(s) Monsanto Co.
Sellers(s) Stephens Capital Partners
The Stephens Group, LLC
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.5B USD

Target

Delta and Pine Land Company LLC

Scott, Mississippi, United States
website
Delta and Pine Land Company engages in the breeding, production, conditioning and marketing of cotton planting seed primarily in the United States and other cotton producing nations. The company also breeds, produces, conditions and markets soybean planting seed in the United States. The company contracts with farmers on approximately 5,600 acres worldwide for the production of cotton and soybean foundation seed and research purposes.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Monsanto Co.

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 2000
SectorAgriculture
Employees22,500
Revenue 15.0B USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Monsanto's corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
Entrance to Monsanto's corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

Monsanto Co. is a chemical and agricultural biotechnology company offering farmers a wide range of corn, soybean, cotton, wheat, canola, sorghum and sugar cane seeds. Monsanto was formed in 2000 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 11
Sector (Agriculture) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 10
State (Mississippi) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 9
Year (2007) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-31 Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Co., Inc.

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Co., Inc. is a provider of cotton seeds,

Sell $310M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-09-11 Agroeste Sementes SA

Xanxere, Brazil

Agroeste Sementes SA is a producer of hybrid corn seeds.

Buy -

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Stephens Capital Partners

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Stephens Capital Partners is the direct, private equity investment arm of financial services firm Stephens, Inc. Stephens Capital looks to acquire minority or majority stakes in mid-sized, profitable companies in partnership with management. The Firm will consider opportunities throughout the US valued between $50 and $200 million. Stephens Capital will not consider venture investments or turnaround situations. Stephens Capital Partners is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 36
Sector (Agriculture) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 17
State (Mississippi) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 4 of 35
Year (2007) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 12
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-29 Product Quest Manufacturing LLC

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Product Quest Manufacturing LLC provides skin and personal care products for the over-the-counter market. Product Quest Manufacturing filed for bankruptcy in 2018.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-06-04 Wear Me Apparel, LLC

New York, New York, United States

Wear Me Apparel Corporation, doing business as Kids Headquarters, engages in designing, manufacturing, and marketing children’s and infant’s apparel in the United States.

Buy -
SELLER

The Stephens Group, LLC

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Family Office
Founded 1933
PE ASSETS 1.5B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

The Stephens Group is a private investment firm focused on long-term investments in mid-sized companies. The Firm looks to partner with management teams when pursuing acquisitions. Sectors of interest include energy, energy services, business services, industrials, consumer products, consumer services, financial services, healthcare, technology, media, and communications. The Stephens Group was originally established in 1933 and is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 23
Sector (Agriculture) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 10
State (Mississippi) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 5 of 20
Year (2007) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-04-19 Vestcom, Inc.

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Vestcom is a provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge media solutions to the retail and consumer products industry. The company offers an array of solutions including customized shelf-edge labels, branding and promotional content labels, and shelf-edge strips with product information. Vestcom was founded in 1996 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-10-01 Centra Industries, Inc.

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Centra Industries is a family-owned manufacturer of structural components and assemblies for commercial aircraft, specializing in high-speed production of geometrically complex, tight tolerance parts. Company products can be found on major platforms such as Boeing's 737, 747, 777, and 787, Bombardier's RJ and Business Jet programs, Airbus's A-380, and Lockheed Martin's F35.

Buy -