Mergers & Acquisitions 2016

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DateAcquiring companyCompany AcquiredSectorValue of dealCountryDate completed
Dec-16RSK GroupADASAgricultural consultancyn/aUKDec-16
Dec-16AgrovistaEden Farm ChemicalsAgromony servicesn/aUKDec-16
Nov-16KynetecIpsos North AmericaMarket researchn/aUK/USNov-16
Nov-16CranswickDunbia BallymenaPigmeat processingn/aUKNov-16
Oct-16Case New Holland (CNH)KongskildeFarm machineryn/aUS/DenmarkOct-16
Oct-16Ceva Animal HealthMerial assetsAnimal healhn/aFranceOct-16
Oct-16Koppert Biological SystemsLantmannen BioAgriBiological crop protectionn/aHolland/SwedenOct-16
Sep-16DLF SeedsJensen Seeds (50%)Garden seedsn/aDenmarkSep-16
Sep-16The French Veterinary LaboratoryForum Animal HealthAnimal Healthn/aFrance/UkSeptember-16
Sep-16FreshgrassDrummonds (Liffey Mills)Agri merchantingn/aIrelandDec-16
Sep-16SudzuckerED&F Man (10%)Commodities trading$91.8mGermany/UKSeptember-16
Sep-16BayerMonsantoCrop Protection and Seeds$62bnGermany/USJune-18
Sep-16De SangosseServalesaCrop nutritionn/aFrance/SpainSep-16
Sep-16AgriumPotash CorpFertilisersn/aCanadaJan-18
Sep-16Whitworths HoldingsCarr's Flour MillsFlour milling£36mUKSep-16
Sep-16SugaRichLeafield Feeds (ForFarmers)Former foodstuffs€1.3mUKAug-16
Aug-16COFCONidera (49%)Crop tradingChina/HollandAug-16
Aug-16GoldcropCroplink (Ireland)Seeds/ Generic agchemn/aIreland/UKAug-16
Aug-16KeyflowChestnut Horse FeedsEquine feedn/aUK16 August 2018
Aug-16Yara internationalBabrala (Tata)Urea manufacture$400mNorway/IndiaAug-16
Aug-16AzelisAmetechAgchem distributionn/aBelgium /ItalyAug 16
Jul-16ForFarmersVleuten-SteijnPig feedn/aHollandOct 16
Jul-16Eurofins AgrocienceNDSMCrop trialsn/aUKJul-16
Jul-16NutrecoAdvitAnimal feed premixn/aHolland/South AfricaJul-16
Jul-16AgrifirmPaszmrakAnimal feedn/aHolland/PolandJul-16
Jul-16ChemChinaAdama Agricultural Solutions (40%)Generic crop protection$1.4bnChina/IsraelDec-16
Jul-16Carr's Billington AgriculturePhoenix FeedsFeed servicesn/aUKJul-16
Jun-16DLF SeedsFlorimond Desprez's lucerne businessforage crop breedingn/aDenmark/FranceJun-16
Jun-16AlltechCoppens InternationalAquaculture feedsn/aUS/HollandJune-16
Jun-16bcIMCGlencore Agri Products (10%)Crop trading$624.9mCanada /SwitzerlandDecember-16
May-16Yara InternationalMicroAccountDigital Agriculturen/aNorway/BulgariaMay-16
May-16AgCareers.comDe Lacy ExecutiveAgricultural recruitmentn/aCanada/UKMay-16
May-16John Thompson & SonsGE McLarnon & SonsPoultry feedn/aUKMay-16
May-16Lakeland DairiesFane Valley DairiesMilk processingn/aIreland/UKMay-16
Apr-16DLF SeedsEstero (60%)Grass & forage seedn/aDenmark/UruguayApr-16
Apr-162Sisters Food GroupGrove TurkeysPoultry productionn/aUK/IrelandApr-16
Apr-16CranswickCCL Holdings (Crown Chicken)Integrated poulty production£40mUKApr-16
Apr-16AlltechKeenan SystemsTMR machineryn/aUS/IrelandApr-16
Apr-16Canada Pension Plan Inv BoardGlencore Agri Products (40%)Crop trading$2.5bnCanada/SwitzerlandDec-16
Mar-16InVivoSyngenta BiolineBiological controln/an/aMar-16
Mar-16NWF AgricultureJim Peet (Agriculture)Animal Feedn/aUKMar-16
Feb-16BayerproPlant GesellschaftDigital agricuturen/aGermanyFeb-16
Feb-16AfimilkSilent HerdsmanDairy techn/aIsrael/UKFeb-16
Feb-16Anglia MaltingsGlobalMaltMaltingn/aUK/GermanyFeb-16
Feb-16BayWa GroupEvergrainMalting barley tradingn/aGermany/SwitzerlandFeb-16
Feb-16NIABEast Malling ResearchCrop R&Dn/aUKFeb-16
Feb-16AB AgriAgroKornFeed proteinsn/aUK/DenmarkFeb-16
Feb-16HutchinsonsLW Vass (Agricultural)Agromomy servicesn/aUKFeb-16
Feb-16Lloyd's Animal FeedsCM Varley & CoAnimal feedn/aUKFeb-16
Feb-16ChemChinaSyngentaCrop protection$43bnChina /SwitzerlandJul-17
Jan-16Chr HansenNutritional Physiology CompanyFeed probiotics$185mDemark/USJan-16
Jan-16Arla FoodsWestbury Dairies (First Milk's 50% share)Milk processingn/aUKJan-16
Jan-16ADMMedsofts Group (50% share)Grain tradingn/aUS/EgyptJan-16
Jan-16Benchmark HoldingsINVEAquaculture feeds£227mUK/HollandJan-16
Jan-16HutchinsonsNorman and Spicer AgricultureAgronomy servicesn/aUKJan-16
Jan-16COFCONoble Agri$750mChina/HongKongMar-16
Jan-16CargillFormat InternationalAgri softwaren/aUS/UKJan-16
Jan-16HuvepharmaZoetis feed additive assetsFeed additives$40mBulgaria/USJan-16
Jan-16Boehringer IngelheimMerial Animal Health (Sanofi)Animal health€11.4bnGermany/FranceJan-17
Jan-16AgrovistaEbbage SeedsSeedsn/aUKJan-16

Mergers & Acquisitions 2016 – Joint Ventures

DateAcquiring companyCompany AcquiredSectorValue of dealCountryDate completed
Apr-16SenovaWherry & SonsPulse breedingUK
Feb-16DLF SeedsFlorimond DesprezPotato breedingDenmark/France
Jan-16Crisp Malting GroupFengrainMalting barley storageUK
Jan-16DowDupontCrop protectionUS