FMC CorporationがCheminovaの買収を完了

FMC Corporation

2015/4/21 17:45

FMC CorporationがCheminovaの買収を完了

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【フィラデルフィア2015年4月21日PRN=共同通信JBN】FMC Corporation(NYSE:FMC)は21日、多国籍農薬企業Cheminova A/Sの買収を完了したと発表した。Cheminovaはデンマークに本社があり、Auriga Industries A/Sの完全子会社だった。FMCとCheminovaは2014年9月8日に合併合意文書への調印を発表したが、今回すべての必要条件と規制認可を満たした。

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FMCはこの数年間、農薬市場での基盤を拡大するため、事業の再編成に取り組んできた。Cheminovaを買収し、Alkali Chemicals事業の分離を4月1日に完了したことで、FMC Agricultural Solutionsの売上高の企業全体に占める比率は、2009年の40%以下から約75%に上昇すると見込まれる。


▽FMC Corporationについて

FMC Corporationは1世紀以上にわたり、革新的なソリューション、アプリケーション、高品質製品で世界の農業、工業、消費者市場に貢献している専門企業。2014年の継続事業(分離したAlkali Chemicals事業を除く)の売上高は約33億ドル。2014年のCheminovaの売上高は68億デンマーククローネ。全世界で約7000人(Cheminovaを含む)を雇用し、FMC Agricultural Solutions、FMC Health、Nutrition、FMC Lithiumの3部門で事業を展開している。詳しい情報は を参照。

ソース:FMC Corporation


Jim Fitzwater


Lars-Erik Pedersen


Denmark Media contact

Geelmuyden Kiese/Ketchum:

Kristian Riber Kraaer


Investor Relations contact

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FMC Corporation Completes Acquisition of Cheminova A/S



    FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) today announced that it has completed the

closing of its acquisition of Cheminova A/S, a multinational crop protection

company based in Denmark and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries

A/S. The companies announced the signing of a definitive acquisition agreement

on September 8, 2014, and have now satisfied all necessary conditions and

regulatory approvals.

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    FMC completed the acquisition of Cheminova for an aggregate purchase price

of approximately $1.8 billion, including assumption of debt. FMC expects the

transaction to be accretive to adjusted earnings in the first full year

following the acquisition.

    "The acquisition of Cheminova is fully aligned with our corporate strategy

to focus FMC's portfolio on agriculture, health and nutrition end markets,"

said Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, CEO and chairman. "Cheminova has a highly

complementary product portfolio and geographic footprint and follows a similar

strategic approach to FMC in applying technology to deliver solutions to its

customers. This transaction will broaden our Agricultural Solutions portfolio

and significantly strengthen our market access."

    Brondeau continued, "Cheminova gives us direct market access to key

countries in Europe and enhances our customer reach in India, Australia and

throughout Latin America, bringing greater balance to our agricultural

business. Its technology will enable us to expand FMC's position in existing

crops; accelerate access to additional crops, such as cereals; and strengthen

our offerings to customers, especially in sugarcane, soybeans and cotton. We

expect to further enhance our innovation pipeline and generate significant new

revenue opportunities for the combined business."

    FMC has been realigning its business portfolio in recent years to expand

its position in the crop protection market. With the acquisition of Cheminova,

and the divestiture of the Alkali Chemicals business completed on April 1,

2015, FMC Agricultural Solutions is expected to represent approximately three

quarters of the company's total revenue, up from less than 40 percent as

recently as 2009.

    The company will provide integration updates during quarterly earnings

calls and at its upcoming Investor Conference on May 11, 2015.

    About FMC Corporation

    FMC Corporation is a specialty company serving agricultural, industrial and

consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions,

applications and quality products. In 2014, FMC had annual sales of

approximately $3.3 billion from continuing operations (excluding sales from the

divested Alkali Chemicals business). In 2014, Cheminova had sales of DKK 6.8

billion. FMC employs approximately 7,000 people (including employees from

Cheminova) throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments:

FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. For more

information, visit

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Act of 1995: Statements

in this news release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various

risks and uncertainties concerning specific factors described in FMC

Corporation's 2014 Form 10-K and other SEC filings. Such information contained

herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on

information currently available. FMC Corporation does not intend to update this

information and disclaims any legal obligation to the contrary. Historical

information is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

SOURCE:  FMC Corporation

CONTACT: Jim Fitzwater +1-215-299-6633,, Lars-Erik

Pedersen +45-9690-9130,, Denmark Media contact

- Geelmuyden Kiese/Ketchum: Kristian Riber Kraaer +45-3040-2040,, Investor Relations contact: Alisha Bellezza -