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Bayer: M&A activity 2005-2013

Posted on 15 April 2013

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Bayer has announced 5 M&A deals since 2005, with the lead deals being the acquisition of Schiff Nutrition and AgraQuest.

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Bayer is involved in low levels of M&A activity when compared with its peers in the list of top pharmaceutical companies. Instead, the company appears to focus on internal, organic growth. There have been occasional exceptions when Bayer has sought grow through strategic acquisition, for example when acquiring Schiff Nutrition and AgraQuest.

The following figure shows the level of Bayer M&A deal announcements since 2005.

Figure 1: Bayer M&A deals 2005-2012

Bayer M and A deals per year

Source: Current Agreements, 2013

Bayer has signed 5 M&A deals since 2005. Companies acquired include:

  • AgraQuest
  • Athenix
  • Direvo Biotech
  • Possis Medical
  • Schiff Nutrition

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Bayer has been attracted to acquisition transactions whereby the company expands through the acquisition and assimilation of strategic target assets to realize business growth. This is evidenced by the acquisitions of Schiff Nutrition to access the nutrionals market, and AgraQuest to grow its crop science business..

The following figure provides a summary of the top M&A deals by headline value.

Figure 2: Top Bayer M&A deals by headline value 2005-2013

Bayer M and A top deals

Source: Current Agreements, 2013

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