The report "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", 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.
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Increased participation of private players and their rigorous effort in improving products which has resulted in meeting the customer requirements worldwide have brought enormous growth in the agrochemicals market. The private sector has emerged as key players 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.
Agrochemical companies have marked a new trend in consolidation since 1990. Intense competition among the top players in the agrochemicals market has resulted in various deals including mergers & acquisitions, with top six companies dominating more than 80% of market share. This indicates that maximum number of deals has been by Monsanto (U.S.) followed by Bayer AgroSciences (Germany) and Syngenta AG (Switzerland). However, the recent merger announced by DuPont (U.S.) and Dow Chemicals (U.S.) will make them the top player in the agrochemicals market.
Crop protection chemicals to attract more mergers & acquisitions in the agrochemicals market
Among the various segments, crop protection chemicals held a major deal share during the period March 2000 to March 2016. Crop protection chemicals, which held a market share of about 89.3% in the year 2013, witnessed a large number of deals. Rising costs of R&D, new product development, crop-protection formulations, and allied products have overall attracted mergers & acquisitions in the crop–protection chemicals segment. Mergers & acquisitions in the crop-protection chemicals has enabled large-scale agrochemical manufacturers to improve their product line and expand their market share, globally.
Herbicides: The most attractive segment in the agrochemicals market for mergers & acquisitions
Among various agrochemicals, herbicides remain the prime focus for investments by agrochemical companies. They cover a variety of crop and non-crop applications and are widely used in field crops such as cereals, corn, soybean, rice, rapeseed, sugarbeet, cotton, sugarcane, and sunflower. The other crops which use herbicides are fruits and vegetables.
The rising costs in the R&D expenditure and new product development and intense competition among the top players is encouraging high number of deals in mergers & acquisitions in the agrochemicals market
Maximum deals (by acquirer) are witnessed by companies headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region due to extensive crop cultivation potential in India, China, and Japan followed by North America and Europe, as major agrochemical companies are located in Europe followed by North America. Rest of the world forms a minor share which includes Brazil that has a huge cultivable area and demand for agrochemicals. Maximum deals (by target) are witnessed by companies headquartered in North America and Europe, as in these regions the agrochemical markets is well developed and has many companies offering various agrochemical products.
This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of leading companies. It includes the profiles of leading companies such as Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Bayer CropScience (Germany), BASF (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Monsanto (U.S.), and DuPont (U.S). Other players such as United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) (India), China National Chemical Corp (China), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions (Israel), Nufarm Limited (Australia), and Sumitomo Chemical (Japan) are also profiled in this report.
The report covers major deal types including acquisitions, agreements, divestitures, collaborations, partnerships, alliances, joint ventures, and mergers. The major segments covered are crop protection chemicals, herbicides, biological products, agricultural technology, insecticides, and other agrochemicals.
In terms of insights, this research report has focused on various levels of analyses deal share analysis (by value and number), deal share analysis of top players, which together comprise and discuss the basic views on the competitive landscape, emerging & high-growth segments of the global agrochemicals market, high-growth regions, countries, and their drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges.
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