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Grow with us

This is an important milestone shaping the future of BASF in agriculture.

Saori Dubourg
Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and responsible for the Agricultural Solutions segment

At BASF, we can now connect innovative thinking with down-to-earth action along the entire crop cycle – from seed to harvest – with an even stronger crop protection portfolio, differentiated seed and trait products, more digital tools and a growing team of experts.

This acquisition is a major milestone that strengthens our business significantly and improves our geographical coverage. It allows us to partner earlier with farmers and support them every step of the way.

Just looking at the numbers, it's clear to see the impact this acquisition has:

  • New business operations in more than 60 countries
  • More than €2 billion revenue from new businesses
  • More than 4,500 new employees across more than 50 countries*
  • Significant number of new sites, including 5 chemical production and formulation sites, 17 R&D sites and more than 200 regional seed production and breeding facilities
  • We become the world's fourth largest player with seeds and crop protection

To put it simply, we’re ready to get to work, muddy up our boots and put innovation into action around the world.

* Conditional upon closing of the vegetable seeds business

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. It is our role to help make that happen.

This acquisition enables us to create more value and support farmers even better as they face the challenges of modern agriculture. BASF now provides a real choice in the face of a consolidating industry, helping growers to produce healthy, high-quality crops and protect their land for future generations.

That’s our goal, and it has been for over 100 years: Helping farmers and their businesses thrive, today and in the future.

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The acquisition includes seed assets for key row crops (cotton, canola, soy) and will be a strategic complement to BASF’s well-established and successful crop protection business.

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Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

This presentation contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current estimates and projections of the Board of Executive Directors and currently available information. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the future developments and results outlined therein. These are dependent on a number of factors; they involve various risks and uncertainties; and they are based on assumptions that may not prove to be accurate. Such risk factors include those discussed in the Opportunities and Risks Report from page 111 to 118 of the BASF Report 2017. BASF does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this presentation above and beyond the legal requirements.