Mergers & Acquisitions 2015

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DateAcquiring companyCompany acquiredSectorValue of dealCountryDate completed
December 2015CargillFormat InternationalFeed industry softwareUndisclosedUS/UKDecember 2015
December 2015Boehringer IngelheimMerial Animal Health (Sanofi)Animal health$11.4 billionGermany/FrancePending
December 2015NutrecoMicronutrientsFeed additivesUndisclosedHolland/USDecember 2015
December 2015Croda InternationalIncotec GroupSeed processing€155 millionUK/HollandDecember 2015
November 2015Nidera UKCriddle & CoGrain tradingUndisclosedUKNovember 2015
November 2015AlltechMasterfeedsAnimal feedUndisclosedUS/CanadaNovember 2015
November 2015Inflexion/MBOGfK AgricultureAgricultural market researchUndisclosedUK/GermanyNovember 2015
November 2015John DeereMonosemPrecision farm equipmentUndisclsedUS/FranceNovember 2015
October 2015CefetraWessex GrainGrain tradingUndisclosedGermany/UKDecember 2015
October 2015Wynnstay GroupAgricentreFarm store retailingUndisclosedUKOctober 2015
October 2015Cultura TechnologiesCore IBSAgricultural softwareUndisclosedCanada/IrelandOctober 2015
October 2015Wynnstay GroupS Jones & SonFarm store retailingUndisclosedUKOctober 2015
October 2015SynTech UKSACCSCrop research servicesUndisclosedUKOctober 2015
September 2015Cogent BreedingFoundation GeneticsCattle BreedingUndisclosedUK/CanadaSeptember 2015
September 2015Carr’s Billington AgricultureGreen AgricultureFarm store retailingUndisclosedUKSeptember 2015
September 2015KoppertCertisBeneficial insectsUndisclosedHollandSeptember 2015
September 2015AlltechCumberland BreweriesBrewingUndislosedUS/UKSeptember 2015
August 2015Kleffmann GroupMarketsenseAgri market researchUndisclosedGermany/USAugust 2015
August 2015CountrywideCornwall Farmers TradingFarm store retailing£6.05 millionUKAugust 2015
August 2015Origin EnterprisesKazgod GroupAgronomy services€22.4 millionIreland/RomaniaAugust 2015
August 2015CargillEWOSAquaculture feed$1.35 billionUS/NorwayAugust 2015
August 2015CF IndustriesOCIFertiliser$8 billionUS/ NetherlandsAugust 2015
August 2015BayWa GroupEvergrainGrain tradingUndisclosedGermany/SwitzerlandAugust 2015
July 2015Origin EnterprisesComfertAgronomy service€19.4 millionIreland/RomaniaJuly 2015
July 2015Origin EnterprisesRedoximAgronomy service€35 millionIreland/RomaniaJuly 2015
July 2015AlltechProdus & Produs AquaAquacultureUndisclosedUS/NorwayJuly 2015
July 2015NWF GroupNew Breed UKRuminant feedUndisclosedUKJuly 2015
July 2015JBSCargill’s US Pigmeat divisionIntegrated pigmeat$1.45 billionBrazil/US
July 2015CF IndustriesYara’s 50% stake in GrowHow UKFertiliser$648 millionUS/Norway
June 2015JBSMoy ParkIntegrated poultrymeat$1.5 billionBrazil/UK
June 2015Mole Valley FarmersLillico Attlee Agricultural Merchants – a division of Wm Lillico & SonFarm store retailingUndisclosedUKJune 2015
June 2015Topcon Positioning GroupNORAC Systems InternationalPrecision farm equipmentUndisclosedUSAJune 2015
June 2015Nidera UKGrainseedSeedsUndisclosedUKJune 2015
May 2015Carrs Billington AgricultureReid & RobertsonFarm store retailingUndisclosedUK -ScotlandMay 2015
May 2015Pelgar InternationalAgropharmPesticidesUndisclosedUKMay 2015
May 2015Associated British FoodsBP’s 47% stake in Vivergo FuelsBioethanol manufactureMay 2015
May 2015AlltechRidley IncAnimal feedCAN$521 millionUS/CanadaJune 2015
April 2015Premium CropsTechnology Crops LtdSeeds and crop marketingMerged within TC InternationalApril 2015
April 2015Global Grain GroupCanadian Wheat BoardGrain trading$250m for 51.1%US/Saudi + CanadaAugust 2015
April 2015Frontier AgricultureBoothmans AgricultureAgronomy servicesUndisclosedUKApril 2015
March 2015Topcon Positioning GroupDIGI-StarPrecision farm equipmentUndisclosedUKMarch 2015
March 2015Devenish NutritionVitritionAnimal feed – organic£.75mUKMarch 2015
March 2015AgrovistaSouth West SeedsAgronomy servicesUndisclosedUKMarch 2015
February 2015Genus ABSIn Vitro Brazil (51%)Cattle breedingUndisclosedUK/BrazilFebruary 2015
February 2015APAX PartnersAzelisFeed additivesUK/BelgiumFebruary 2015
February 2015AlltechCMS UK/E-CO2Farm environmental servicesUndisclosedUS/UKFebruary 2015
February 2015CapitaFERA -Food and Environment Research AgencyRegulatory Services£20m for 75% stakeUKFebruary 2015
January 2015Wynnstay GroupRoss FeedFarm store retailingUndisclosedUKJanuary 2015
January 2015NutrecoForFarmers – young animal feed exports businessFeedUndisclosedHollandJanuary 2015
January 2015Devenish NutritionA-One FeedsFeed additivesUndisclosedUKJanuary 2015
January 2015Benchmark GroupSalmo Breed + StofnfiskurAquacultureUndisclosedUK/NorwayJanuary 2015

Mergers & Acquisitions 2015 – Joint Ventures

DateAcquiring companyCompany acquiredSectorValue of dealCountryDate completed
December 2015DowDuPontAgrochemicals and seeds/traitsUS
August 2015BioMarTongwei CoAquaculture FeedDenmark/China
August 2015Fane ValleyLakeland DairiesFeed and dairy processingNorthern/Southern Ireland
July 2015Volac InternationalWilmarFeed fatsUK/Asia
June 2015DLF TrifoliumSeedtech/Arvum GroupForage seed supplyIreland
April 2015Savill’sSmiths GoreRural estate agencyUK
January 2015ForFarmersAgriFirmInputs sourcingHolland