Key players in the agrochemicals market include Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Bayer CropScience (Germany), BASF (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Monsanto (U.S.) and DuPont (U.S). Other players in this market include United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) (India), China National Chemical Corp (China), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions (Israel), Nufarm Limited (Australia), and Sumitomo Chemical (Japan).
The key market players have adopted strategies such as acquisitions, agreements, divestitures, collaboration, partnership & alliances, joint ventures, and mergers to meet the growing demand for specific purposes in the agrochemicals market. Leading players are focusing on strengthening their strategic positions by expanding their facilities in different geographic regions, to offer diversified product portfolios for application in high-value industries.
The core strengths of the key players in this market are their ability to develop new agrochemical products by combining the properties of various active ingredients and maintaining widespread distribution networks. They are strategically located and have entered into distribution agreements with regional players to ensure a cost-effective efficient supply chain. Market leaders such as Syngenta AG, Bayer CropScience, BASF, The Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto, and DuPont have successfully tapped the changing demand in emerging markets through mergers & acquisitions.
In February 2016, China National Chemical Corp. capped a string of acquisitions with a USD 43 billion cash offer to buy Syngenta AG. This takeover would help ChemChina grow Syngenta’s business in China and other emerging markets, and help to gain a foothold in the U.S.
In December 2015, The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont, giants of chemical and agricultural products, announced a USD 130 billion merger. The union would make Dow-DuPont top the agrochemicals market.
In October 2014, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries) and China National Agrochemical Corporation (CNAC), a strategic business unit of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Adama’s parent company, signed a definitive agreement to acquire control of businesses in China (the Chinese businesses).
In January 2013, Syngenta completed the acquisition of Belgium-based Biotech Seedmaker Devgen NV for about USD 523 million. This defining transaction is expected to be immediately accretive and will significantly expand Syngenta’s position in higher margin, higher growth end markets, including seed treatment and crop protection.
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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