M&A Deal Summary

Monsanto Acquires Seminis Vegetable Seeds

On January 24, 2005, Monsanto acquired agriculture company Seminis Vegetable Seeds from Paine Schwartz Partners for 1.4B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Monsanto’s 1st transaction in the Agriculture sector.
  • This is Monsanto’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Monsanto’s 3rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Monsanto’s 2nd transaction in Missouri.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-01-24
Target Seminis Vegetable Seeds
Sector Agriculture
Buyer(s) Monsanto
Sellers(s) Paine Schwartz Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.4B USD

Target

Seminis Vegetable Seeds

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
website
Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. is a developer, producer, and marketer of vegetable and fruit seeds.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Monsanto

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Category Company
Founded 2000
Sector Agriculture
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 3 of 11
Sector (Agriculture) 1 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 10
State (Missouri) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 3 of 9
Year (2005) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-11-16 American Seeds

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American Seeds LLC is a provider of supporting services to regional seed businesses with capital, genetics, and technology investments.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-31 Stoneville Pedigreed Seed

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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

Sell $310M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Paine Schwartz Partners

San Mateo, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2006
PE ASSETS 5.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm specializing in sustainable food chain investing. The Firm targets control investments in the food and agriculture sectors and will consider opportunities globally. Paine Schwartz Partners was formerly known as Paine & Partners - and before that was part of Fox Paine & Co. Paine Schwartz Partners has offices in San Mateo, California and New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 26
Sector (Agriculture) 1 of 5
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 10
State (Missouri) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 5 of 16
Year (2005) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-09-01 Advanta Netherlands Holdings BV

Rokin 55, Netherlands

Advanta Netherlands Holdings BV is a supplier of seeds and seed technologies to major global and regional markets, providing added value to farmers, downstream industries and consumers by combining superior genetics with essential technologies and techniques.

Buy $75M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-07-01 ACMI

Southborough, Massachusetts, United States

ACMI Corp. is a develops, manufactures and sells diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic instrumentation products and systems focused in the areas of urology, gynecology, general surgery, and other select clinical specialties.

Sell $500M