Monsanto Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Agriculture Company

Monsanto has acquired 12 companies of its own. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Monsanto’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Delta and Pine Land Company for $1.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2000, when it sold NutraSweet Property Holdings to Prospect Hill Growth Partners for $440M. Monsanto has acquired in 5 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include agriculture (28%) and life science (28%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Monsanto Co.

800 North Lindbergh Boulevard,
St. Louis, Missouri 63167
United States,
(314) 694-1000
www.monsanto.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $4.5B $4.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $1.1B $1.1B
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Climate Corp. 2013-10-02 930M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.climate.com
Agradis, Inc. 2013-01-30 - Divestiture
La Jolla, California · www.agradis.com
Beeologics LLC 2011-09-28 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Louis, Montana · www.beeologics.com
Divergence, Inc. 2011-02-22 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Louis, Montana · www.divergence.com
WestBred LLC 2009-07-14 45M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bozeman, Montana · www.westbred.com
Posilac(R) 2008-08-20 - Divestiture
, United States
Monsanto Co - Posila Dairy Business 2008-08-20 300M USD Divestiture
, United States
De Ruiter Seeds Group B.V. 2008-06-13 615M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Bergschenhoek, Netherlands · www.deruiterseeds.nl
Agroeste Sementes SA 2007-09-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Xanxere, Brazil · www.agroeste.com.br
Delta and Pine Land Company LLC 2007-06-01 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Scott, Mississippi · www.deltapine.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Climate Corp. 2013-10-02 Precision Planting LLC 2017-07-26 1
San Francisco, California · www.climate.com Tremont, Illinois · www.precisionplanting.com
The Climate Corp. 2013-10-02 HydroBio, Inc. 2017-05-08 4
San Francisco, California · www.climate.com Denver, Colorado · www.hydrobioars.com
The Climate Corp. 2013-10-02 WeatherMe OÜ (dba VitalFields) 2016-11-21 3
San Francisco, California · www.climate.com Tallinn, Estonia · www.vitalfields.com
The Climate Corp. 2013-10-02 640 Labs, Inc. 2014-12-08 2
San Francisco, California · www.climate.com Chicago, Illinois · www.640labs.com
The Climate Corp. 2013-10-02 Solum Inc. - Soil Analysis 2014-02-20 1
San Francisco, California · www.climate.com , United States
American Seeds LLC 2004-11-16 Heartland Hybrids, Inc. 2006-12-01 8
St. Louis, Missouri Dassel, Minnesota · www.heartlandhybrids.com
American Seeds LLC 2004-11-16 Campbell Seeds, Inc. 2006-07-01 7
St. Louis, Missouri Tipton, Indiana · www.campbellseed.com
American Seeds LLC 2004-11-16 Diener Seeds, Inc. 2006-06-28 6
St. Louis, Missouri Reynolds, Indiana · www.dienerseeds.com
American Seeds LLC 2004-11-16 Sieben Hybrids, Inc. 2006-06-28 5
St. Louis, Missouri Geneseo, Illinois · www.siebenhybrids.com
American Seeds LLC 2004-11-16 Kruger Seed Co. 2006-06-28 4
St. Louis, Missouri Dike, Iowa · www.krugerseed.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Agriculture 3 (27%) 3.5B (78%) 2 (50%) 610M (58%)
Life Science 3 (27%) - - -
Food 2 (18%) 45M (1%) 1 (25%) 440M (42%)
Business Services 1 (9%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (9%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (9%) 930M (21%) - -
Medical Products - - 1 (25%) -
Total 11 $4.5B 4 $1.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 3.9B 4 1.1B
  Montana 3 45M - -
  Missouri 2 1.4B - -
  California 2 930M - -
  Mississippi 1 1.5B - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia - - 1 440M
  Colorado - - 1 310M
Brazil 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 615M - -
Domestic 9 (82%) 3.9B (86%) 4 (100%) 1.1B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (18%) 615M (14%) - -
Total 11 $4.5B 4 $1.1B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.9B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.5B
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest Delta and Pine Land Company LLC
$1.5B (2007-06-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest NutraSweet Property Holdings, Inc.
$440M (2000-05-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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