M&A Deal Summary

Novozymes Acquires EMD/Merck Crop BioScience

On December 20, 2010, Novozymes acquired life science company EMD/Merck Crop BioScience from Merck for 275M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Novozymes’ 3rd transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is Novozymes’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Novozymes’ 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Novozymes’ 1st transaction in Wisconsin.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-12-20
Target EMD/Merck Crop BioScience
Sector Life Science
Buyer(s) Novozymes
Sellers(s) Merck
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 275M USD

Target

EMD/Merck Crop BioScience

Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
EMD/Merck Crop BioScience, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. EMD/Merck Crop BioScience is headquartered in Brookfield, Wiscosin.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Novozymes

Bagsvaerd, Denmark

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Category Company
Founded 1925
Sector Life Science
Employees6,641
Revenue 15.0B DKK (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Novozymes produces a wide range of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, providing innovative answers to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Company innovative biological solutions improve industrial manufacturing processes by saving energy, water and raw materials, while reducing waste and emissions, and helping make everyday products more sustainable. The planet’s population is growing, consuming more and putting a strain on natural resources. Novozymes is helping the world address these challenges. Novozymes was founded in 1925 and is based in Bagsvaerd, Denmark.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 10
Sector (Life Science) 3 of 6
Type (Divestiture) 2 of 2
State (Wisconsin) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 4
Year (2010) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-08-11 Turfal Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Agrônomicos e Biológicos LTDA

Quatro Barras, Brazil

Turfal Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Agrônomicos e Biológicos LTDA is a microorganisms and supplier of sustainable solutions to the agriculture industry. Turfal’s inoculant products are microbes that stimulate the growth of crops, especially soybean, by fixating nitrogen.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-11-28 Natural Industries

Houston, Texas, United States

Natural Industries manufactures patented organic microorganisms used for plant protection and health by horticulture and agriculture professionals as well as retail lawn & garden enthusiasts.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Merck

Darmstadt, Germany

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Category Company
Founded 1668
Sector Diversified
Employees64,011
Revenue 22.2B EUR (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Merck is a science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Merck develops technologies that improve and enhance life from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. Merck was founded in 1668 and is based in Darmstadt, Germany.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 7
Sector (Life Science) 4 of 4
Type (Divestiture) 5 of 7
State (Wisconsin) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2010) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 5 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-10-28 Thermamex

London, United Kingdom

Theramex is a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to women and their health. The Company markets a broad range of branded and branded generic products across 50 countries around the world. The portfolio, which is dedicated to women's health, focuses on contraception, fertility, menopause and osteoporosis and includes key brands such as Ovaleap®, Zoely®, Seasonique®, Actonel®, Estreva® and Lutenyl®. Thermamex is based in London, United Kingdom.

Sell €265M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-01-05 Beijing Skywing Technology

Beijing, China

Beijing Skywing Technology Co., Ltd., is a supplier of cell-culture media products, related technical services and bioreactors for the Chinese biopharmaceutical industry.

Buy CN¥120M