Agrochemicals Market

Agrochemicals Market Mergers & Acquisitions - Global Trends (2000-2016) and Outlook-by Deal Type (Acquisitions, Agreements, Divestitures, Mergers & Others), by Segment (Crop-Protection Chemicals, Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides & Others), and by Region

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The global agrochemicals market in the year 2013 stood at USD 41.12 Billion, marking a massive 43% growth compared to USD 28.78 Billion in 2007. Increased participation of private players and their rigorous effort to improve products and expand worldwide have supported growth in the agrochemicals market, enormously. The private sector has emerged as a key player in driving new developments in agriculture, globally. Greater focus on R&D, improved support of intellectual property rights (IPR), the extension of agricultural input companies’ footprint worldwide, and supporting government regulations have resulted in improved participation of private companies in agricultural research investments.

This report includes estimations of deal sizes for value (USD million) and deal number. Top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to analyze and validate the deal size of the agrochemicals market and identify the attractive segments for investments in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their deal share in respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and were verified through primary sources. The figure below shows the breakdown of profiles of industry experts who participated in the primary discussions.

Agrochemicals Market-Mergers & Acquisitions

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The crop-protection and non-crop protection chemical manufacturers offer products to meet the needs of the consumers, depending on the specific crop requirements. The major key players that are profiled in the report include Syngenta A G (Switzerland), Bayer CropScience (Germany), BASF (Germany), Dow Chemicals (U.S.), Monsanto (U.S.), and DuPont (U.S). Other players include United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) (India), China National Chemical Corp (China), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions (Israel), Nufarm Limited (Australia), and Sumitomo Chemical (Japan).

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  • Existing players in the industry, which include crop-protection and non- crop protection chemical manufacturers
  • Distributors of crop-protection and non-crop protection chemicals
  • Pesticides manufacturers & formulators association and research institutions
  • Key participants in the supply chain of agrochemicals such as raw material suppliers, government bodies, distributors, and end users such as industries, consumers, and researchers.

This report provides both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the mergers & acquisitions in the agrochemicals market, and the preferred development strategies of key players. The key players preferred acquisitions, agreements, divestitures, and joint ventures as strategies to gain a larger share in the market. The report also analyzes the market dynamics and market share of leading players.

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Scope of the Report

On the basis of Segment, the mergers & acquisitions in the agrochemicals market is segmented as follows

  • Crop protection chemicals
  • Herbicides
  • Biological products 
  • Agricultural technology
  • Insecticides
  • R&D
  • Fungicides
  • Distribution
  • Crop protection technology
  • Distribution of crop protection products
  • Agrochemicals and seeds
  • Crop protection application technology
  • Crop protection chemicals and non-crop protection chemicals
  • Crop protection solutions
  • Agricultural products
  • Others (combination of agrochemical products, crop protection formulations & patents, farming operations, and other agrochemical products & services)

On the Basis of Deal Type, the Mergers & Acquisitions in the Agrochemicals Market is segmented as follows:

  • Acquisitions
  • Agreements
  • Divestitures
  • Collaborations
  • Partnership s
  • Alliances
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers

On the basis of Region, the mergers & acquisitions in the agrochemicals market is segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

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The global agrochemicals market in the year 2013 stood at USD 41.12 Billion, marking a massive 43% growth compared to USD 28.78 Billion. Increased participation of private players and their rigorous effort in improving products and expanding worldwide has supported enormous growth in the market. Mergers & acquisitions have resulted in the consolidation of the agrochemicals market, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years. A comparatively intense completion among large-scale players has led to mergers & acquisitions in the market with only six players including Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Bayer CropSciences (Germany), BASF (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Monsanto (U.S.), and DuPont (U.S.) controlling more than 80% of the global agrochemical product sales.

Based on the deal type during the period March 2000 to March 2016, the maximum number of the deals was acquisitions followed by agreements in the agrochemicals market. Among the varied agrochemical market segments, such as herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and plant growth regulators, herbicides accounted for the largest market share, followed by fungicides and insecticides. Apart from the major market segments, there have been various combinations of opportunities that the agrochemical companies are looking for in entire crop-protection product portfolios or different combination of agrochemical products, for example, deals in fungicides and insecticides, patents and distribution of agrochemicals, and others. Agricultural or crop protection technology, retail operations, and distribution facilities will also drive mergers & acquisitions in the market.

Maximum deals (by acquirer) are witnessed by companies headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region followed by North America and Europe, as major agrochemical companies are located in Europe followed by North America. Maximum deals (by target) are witnessed by companies headquartered in the North American region and Europe, as in these regions the agrochemicals market is well developed and has a large number of established companies with a wide range of companies offering various product portfolios in the market.

Agrochemicals Market-Mergers & Acquisitions

Companies are continuously in search of growth opportunities that offer unique potential product segments with rich R&D capabilities and large-scale manufacturing capacities in the agrochemicals market. Patent rights, R&D facilities, feedstock access, and overall profitability prospects boosted mergers & acquisitions in the market in the last few years.

Key players identified in the agrochemicals market include Syngenta A G (Switzerland), Bayer CropScience (Germany), BASF (Germany), Dow Chemicals (U.S.), Monsanto (U.S.), and DuPont (U.S). Other players include United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) (India), China National Chemical Corp (China), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions (Israel), Nufarm Limited (Australia), and Sumitomo Chemical (Japan).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 10)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Scope
    1.3 Currency
    1.4 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 13)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
            Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
            Key Data From Primary Sources
            Key Industry Insights
            Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand Side Analysis
            Rising Food Prices: A Global Crisis
            Losses Along the Food Chain
            Shrinking Availability of Arable Land
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
            Technological Advancements for Proper Crop Protection Application to Crops
            Emerging Import and Export Trends in the Agrochemicals Market
    2.3 Deal Size Estimation
            Market Analysis: Research Approach
            Deal Size Estimation: Top-Down & Bottom-Up Approaches
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research as sumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 as sumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)

5 Market Dynamics & Major Trends (Page No. - 33)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 The Big Six Agrochemicals Corporations
    5.3 Market Split: Crop Protection vs. Others
    5.4 Segment Share Analysis: Herbicide Takes the Lion Share
    5.5 Agrochemicals Market Development By Region
    5.6 Crop Share Analysis: Fruits and Vegetables Continue to Dominate Demand
    5.7 Market Dynamics
           5.7.1 Drivers
            Strong Focus on Research and Development
            Robust Growth in Emerging Markets
            Growth of Horticulture & Floriculture
           5.7.2 Restraints
            Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
            Environmental Concerns
            High Liabilities for Few Major Companies
           5.7.3 Opportunities
            Strategic Initiatives in Agriculture Sector
            Strategic Agreements and Acquisitions
            Introduction of Modern Automated Technology to Help Address Problems Faced By the Agrochemicals Market
           5.7.4 Challenges
            Stringent Laws, Regulations, and Standards
            Volatility in Energy and Raw Material Prices Could Inflate Operating Costs
            Fluctuations in Commodity Prices

6 Underlying Factors Influencing M&A Activity in Agrochemical Sector (Page No. - 49)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Pricing Trends
    6.3 M&A Priority in Agrochemicals, By Region
    6.4 Operational Challenges Faced By the Agrochemicals Market
           6.4.1 High R&D Costs
           6.4.2 Growth Stages of Various Regions in the Market
           6.4.3 Higher Dependency on Imports
           6.4.4 Growth of Agricultural Production
           6.4.5 Growing Demand for Ipm & Organic Farming

7 Global Agrochemicals Market Consolidation (Page No. - 58)

8 Mergers & Acquisitions and Its Operational Synergy Across the Agrochemicals Value Chain (Page No. - 83)
    8.1 Specific Stages in the Value Chain
    8.2 Integration Challenges
           8.2.1 Access to Raw Materials
           8.2.2 Target the Large Scale Players and Easy Access to Customers
           8.2.3 Customization to Product Portfolios
           8.2.4 Increasing A Company’s Market Share Globally
           8.2.5 Conclusion

9 Global Agrochemicals Market Mergers & Acquisitions Activity (Page No. - 88)
    9.1 Global Agrochemicals Market Deal Value Analysis
    9.2 Case Studies
           9.2.1 DOW Chemicals & Dupont Merger
           9.2.2 Syngenta and Chemchina

10 Portfolio GAP Analysis of the Major Companies in the Agrochemicals Market (Page No. - 104)

11 Global Agrochemicals Market Outlook (Page No. - 110)
     11.1 The Future Agrochemicals Landscape
     11.2 Herbicides Segment: M&A Outlook
     11.3 Fungicides Segment: M&A Outlook
     11.4 Insecticides Segment: M&A Outlook 2015-2024

12 Conclusion (Page No. - 116)

13 Appendix (Page No. - 119)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Introducing Rt: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Related Reports

List of Tables (9 Tables)

Table 1 Impact of Key Drivers on the Mergers & Acquisitions in the Agrochemicals Market
Table 2 Impact of Key Restraints on the Market
Table 3 Opportunities in the Market
Table 4 Challenges for the Market
Table 5 List of Agrochemical Company Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances, Agreements, and Divestitures, March 2000 to March 2016
Table 6 List of Agrochemical Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances, Agreements and Divestitures (March 2000 to March 2016)
Table 7 Impact of DOW Chemicals & Dupont Merger: Synergies in Agrochemical Products, 2015
Table 8 Portfolio GAP Analysis of the Major Companies in the Market, 2015
Table 9 Agrochemicals to Come Off-Patent (2015-2024)
List of Figures (58 Figures)
Figure 1 Agrochemicals Mergers & Acquisitions,: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design: Agrochemical Mergers & Acquisitions Analysis
Figure 3 Global Food Price Index (2000-2014)
Figure 4 Global Food Loss assessments Along the Value Chain
Figure 5 Global Shrinking Arable Land (1980-2012)
Figure 6 Global Exim Trends in the Agrochemicals Market (2011-2015)
Figure 7 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 8 Agrochemicals Market Futuristic Landscape (2016-2024)
Figure 9 Agrochemicals Market –Potential Regions for Mergers & Acquisitions (2000-2016)
Figure 10 Market –Major Players Share
Figure 11 Cost of Bringing A New Agrochemical Product to Market
Figure 12 Agrochemical Deals More Than USD 1 Billion During the Period (2000-2016)
Figure 13 Market, Company Revenue Share, 2013
Figure 14 Growth Trends in Market (2005-2013)
Figure 15 Growth in Agrochemical Market Segments (CAGR), 2005-2013
Figure 16 Market Share (Value), By Category, 2005 vs. 2013
Figure 17 Market Share Analysis (Value), By Segment, 2013
Figure 18 Market Share (Value), By Region, 2014
Figure 19 Market Share Analysis (Value), By Crop, 2013
Figure 20 Strong Focus on R&D Driving the Growth of Agrochemicals Market
Figure 21 Global R&D Expenditure in the Agrochemicals Market (2000-2013)
Figure 22 Agrochemical as p Trends, By Type, 2012–2015 (USD/Kg)
Figure 23 M&A Priority in Agrochemicals, By Region
Figure 24 Operational Challenges Faced By Agrochemicals Market
Figure 25 Trend in R&D Costs in the Agrochemicals Market (1995-2008)
Figure 26 Agrochemicals Market Growth in APAC is Experiencing High Growth
Figure 27 Annual Growth Trend in Agrochemical Imports, 2006–2014 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Trend in Global Agricultural Production Value, 2009–2013 (USD Billion)
Figure 29 Private Sector Investment in Agricultural Research, 1994 vs. 2010
Figure 30 Market Consolidation: 2000-2016
Figure 31 Market Value Chain
Figure 32 Agrochemical Products Value Chain
Figure 33 Global Market Deal Value Analysis: Top 10 Deals (2000-2016)
Figure 34 Global Market Growth (2007-2013)
Figure 35 Global Market Share, By Company, 2007 vs. 2013
Figure 36 Market M&A Activity By Deal Type (2000-2016)
Figure 37 Global Deal Share By Segment (2000-2016)
Figure 38 Deals in the Global Agrochemicals Market, By Region and Acquirer and Target (2000-2016)
Figure 39 Deals in the Global Agrochemicals Market, By Region and Acquirer and Target (2000-2016)
Figure 40 DOW Chemicals & Dupont Merger
Figure 41 Impact of DOW Chemicals & Dupont Merger: Market Share Shift
Figure 42 Impact of DOW Chemicals & Dupont Merger: Influence on Stock Prices
Figure 43 Global Crop Protection Chemicals and Seed Market, 2014
Figure 44 Global Crop Protection Chemicals and Seed Market After DOW Chemicals and Dupont-Syngenta and Chemchina Deals, 2014
Figure 45 Impact of Acquisition of Syngenta By Chemchina: Influence on Stock Prices
Figure 46 Need for Mergers & Acquisitions in the Agrochemicals Market
Figure 47 Portfolio GAP Analysis of the Key Companies in the Agrochemicals Market, 2015
Figure 48 Portfolio GAP Analysis of the Key Companies in the Insecticides Segment, 2015
Figure 49 Portfolio GAP Analysis of the Key Companies in the Herbicides Segment-2015
Figure 50 Portfolio GAP Analysis of the Key Companies in the Fungicides Segment-2015
Figure 51 Global Crop-Protection Chemicals and Seed Market, 2014
Figure 52 Crop Acreage to Determine the Demand Potential for Agrochemicals, 2009-2014
Figure 53 Herbicides to Come Off-Patent, 2015-2024
Figure 54 Fungicides to Come Off-Patent, 2015-2024
Figure 55 Insecticides to Come Off-Patent, 2015-2024
Figure 56 Agrochemicals Patents to Expire During 2015–2024
Figure 57 Crop-Protection Chemicals and Seeds Market Share Post-Mergers, 2016
Figure 58 Major Crops That Will Remain Important Targets for Agrochemical Development 

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