Agritrade News – Mergers & Acquisitions table 2015

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Date Acquiring company Company acquired Sector Value Countries Completed
December 2015 Cargill Format International Feed industry software Undisclosed US/UK December 2015
December 2015 Boehringer Ingelheim Merial Animal Health (Sanofi) Animal health $11.4 billion Germany/France Pending
December 2015 Nutreco Micronutrients Feed additives Undisclosed Holland/US December 2015
December 2015 Croda International Incotec Group Seed processing €155 million UK/Holland December 2015
November 2015 Nidera UK Criddle & Co Grain trading Undisclosed UK November 2015
November 2015 Alltech Masterfeeds Animal feed Undisclosed US/Canada November 2015
November 2015 Inflexion/MBO GfK Agriculture Agricultural market research Undisclosed UK/Germany November 2015
November 2015 John Deere Monosem Precision farm equipment Undisclsed US/France November 2015
October 2015 Cefetra Wessex Grain Grain trading Undisclosed Germany/UK December 2015
October 2015 Wynnstay Group Agricentre Farm store retailing Undisclosed UK October 2015
October 2015 Cultura Technologies Core IBS Agricultural software Undisclosed Canada/Ireland October 2015
October 2015 Wynnstay Group S Jones & Son Farm store retailing Undisclosed UK October 2015
October 2015 SynTech UK SACCS Crop research services Undisclosed UK October 2015
September 2015 Cogent Breeding Foundation Genetics Cattle Breeding Undisclosed UK/Canada September 2015
September 2015 Carr’s Billington Agriculture Green Agriculture Farm store retailing Undisclosed UK September 2015
September 2015 Koppert Certis Beneficial insects Undisclosed Holland September 2015
September 2015 Alltech Cumberland Breweries Brewing Undislosed US/UK September 2015
August 2015 Kleffmann Group Marketsense Agri market research Undisclosed Germany/US August 2015
August 2015 Countrywide Cornwall Farmers Trading Farm store retailing £6.05 million UK August 2015
August 2015 Origin Enterprises Kazgod Group Agronomy services €22.4 million Ireland/Romania August 2015
August 2015 Cargill EWOS Aquaculture feed $1.35 billion US/Norway August 2015
August 2015 CF Industries OCI Fertiliser $8 billion US/ Netherlands August 2015
August 2015 BayWa Group Evergrain Grain trading Undisclosed Germany/Switzerland August 2015
July 2015 Origin Enterprises Comfert Agronomy service €19.4 million Ireland/Romania July 2015
July 2015 Origin Enterprises Redoxim Agronomy service €35 million Ireland/Romania July 2015
July 2015 Alltech Produs & Produs Aqua Aquaculture Undisclosed US/Norway July 2015
July 2015 NWF Group New Breed UK Ruminant feed Undisclosed UK July 2015
July 2015 JBS Cargill’s US Pigmeat division Integrated pigmeat $1.45 billion Brazil/US
July 2015 CF Industries Yara’s 50% stake in GrowHow UK Fertiliser $648 million US/Norway
June 2015 JBS Moy Park Integrated poultrymeat $1.5 billion Brazil/UK
June 2015 Mole Valley Farmers Lillico Attlee Agricultural Merchants – a division of Wm Lillico & Son Farm store retailing Undisclosed UK June 2015
June 2015 Topcon Positioning Group NORAC Systems International Precision farm equipment Undisclosed USA June 2015
June 2015 Nidera UK Grainseed Seeds Undisclosed UK June 2015
May 2015 Carrs Billington Agriculture Reid & Robertson Farm store retailing Undisclosed UK -Scotland May 2015
May 2015 Pelgar International Agropharm Pesticides Undisclosed UK May 2015
May 2015 Associated British Foods BP’s 47% stake in Vivergo Fuels Bioethanol manufacture May 2015
May 2015 Alltech Ridley Inc Animal feed CAN$521 million US/Canada June 2015
April 2015 Premium Crops Technology Crops Ltd Seeds and crop marketing Merged within TC International April 2015
April 2015 Global Grain Group Canadian Wheat Board Grain trading $250m for 51.1% US/Saudi + Canada August 2015
April 2015 Frontier Agriculture Boothmans Agriculture Agronomy services Undisclosed UK April 2015
March 2015 Topcon Positioning Group DIGI-Star Precision farm equipment Undisclosed UK March 2015
March 2015 Devenish Nutrition Vitrition Animal feed – organic £.75m UK March 2015
March 2015 Agrovista South West Seeds Agronomy services Undisclosed UK March 2015
February 2015 Genus ABS In Vitro Brazil (51%) Cattle breeding Undisclosed UK/Brazil February 2015
February 2015 APAX Partners Azelis Feed additives UK/Belgium February 2015
February 2015 Alltech CMS UK/E-CO2 Farm environmental services Undisclosed US/UK February 2015
February 2015 Capita FERA -Food and Environment Research Agency Regulatory Services £20m for 75% stake UK February 2015
January 2015 Wynnstay Group Ross Feed Farm store retailing Undisclosed UK January 2015
January 2015 Nutreco ForFarmers – young animal feed exports business Feed Undisclosed Holland January 2015
January 2015 Devenish Nutrition A-One Feeds Feed additives Undisclosed UK January 2015
January 2015 Benchmark Group Salmo Breed + Stofnfiskur Aquaculture Undisclosed UK/Norway January 2015
Joint ventures
December 2015 Dow DuPont Agrochemicals and seeds/traits US
August 2015 BioMar Tongwei Co Aquaculture Feed Denmark/China
August 2015 Fane Valley Lakeland Dairies Feed and dairy processing Northern/Southern Ireland
July 2015 Volac International Wilmar Feed fats UK/Asia
June 2015 DLF Trifolium Seedtech/Arvum Group Forage seed supply Ireland
April 2015 Savill’s Smiths Gore Rural estate agency UK
January 2015 ForFarmers AgriFirm Inputs sourcing Holland