TABLE A.4 Mergers and Acquisitions in Agricultural Chemicals, Biotechnology, Seed, and Food or Feed

 

Agricultural Chemicals

Biotechnology

Seed

Food or Feed

Monsanto

  • Agracetus (1995)

  • Calgene (1996)

  • Ecogen (13%)

  • Millenium Pharmaceutical (joint venture for crop genes)

  • DeKalb (1996)

  • Asgrow (1997) (corn and soybeans)

  • Holden's Foundation Seeds (1997)

  • Delta and Pineland (terminated)

  • Cargill International Seeds, Plant Breeding International (1998)

  • Cargill (1998) (joint venture, feed and food.

  • Nutrasweet Brand

AgrEvo (Aventis)

  • Hoechst & Schering (1994)

  • Hoechst and Rhone-Poulenc (1999) merge to create Aventis

  • Plant Genetic Systems (1997)

  • Plant Tec

  • Nunhems, Vanderhave, Plant Genetic Systems, Pioneer Vegetable Genetics, Sunseeds (1997)

  • Cargill US Seeds (1998)

Rhone-Poulenc (Aventis)

  • Hoechst and Rhone-Poulenc (1999) merger to create Aventis

  • Alliance with Limagrain, which owns Nickersons, Vilmorin, Ferry Morse, and others

Novartis

  • Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz merger (1996)

  • Buys Merck pesticide business (1997)

  • Merger brings together Northrup-King, S&G Seeds, Hilleshog, Ciba Seeds

  • Rogers Seed Co.

  • Gerber Foods

Dow Chemicals

  • Dow purchases Eli Lilly's 40% share of DowElanco (1997)

  • Mycogen (1996)

  • Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Mycogen buys Agrigenetics (1992)

  • United Agriseeds becomes



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