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Investments

7

Portfolio Exits

6

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

1

About Monsanto

Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is a US-based multinational agricultural biotechnology company. It produces agricultural and vegetable seeds, plant biotechnology traits, and crop protection chemicals. It employs over 10,000 people in the US and over 20,000 globally.

Monsanto Headquarter Location

800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.

St. Louis, Missouri, 63167,

United States

314-694-1000

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Latest Monsanto News

Monsanto and BASF held liable for farmers who misused older formulations of dicamba, resulting in drift and extensive crop damage

Aug 5, 2022

Global Gene Editing Regulation Tracker Our interactive GLP global map explains the status of each country’s regulations for human and agricultural gene editing and gene drives. GLP 2021 Annual Report The GLP is committed to full transparency. Monsanto and BASF held liable for farmers who misused older formulations of dicamba, resulting in drift and extensive crop damage Soybeans damaged by dicamba drift The difference between farmers and meth cooks who misuse legal products has proven crucial in a court ruling with far-reaching implications for the biotech industry. Biotech companies can be held responsible for damages caused by farmers who misuse genetically engineered, herbicide-tolerant seeds or any chemicals sprayed on them, according to a federal appeals court. The decision distinguishes such biotech companies from pharmaceutical firms, which were previously found not liable for cold medicines being used as methamphetamine ingredients. Monsanto and BASF failed to convince the 8th U.S. Circuit of Appeals they aren’t liable for damages caused by unlawful dicamba spraying of cotton and soybean crops, which were genetically engineered to tolerate the volatile chemical. The 8th Circuit has upheld a jury verdict from 2020 that blamed Monsanto and BASF for the herbicide drift that caused millions of dollars in damages to a Missouri peach farm. Follow the latest news and policy debates on agricultural biotech and biomedicine? Subscribe to our newsletter.

Monsanto Investments

7 Investments

Monsanto has made 7 investments. Their latest investment was in T-REX as part of their Grant on June 6, 2018.

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Monsanto Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/13/2018

Grant

T-REX

$0.5M

Yes

1

3/20/2018

Partnership

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10

3/11/2011

Partnership

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0

8/26/2010

Corporate Minority

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10

7/8/2010

Series F - II

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$99M

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Date

6/13/2018

3/20/2018

3/11/2011

8/26/2010

7/8/2010

Round

Grant

Partnership

Partnership

Corporate Minority

Series F - II

Company

T-REX

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Amount

$0.5M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

10

0

10

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Monsanto Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Monsanto has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Monsanto - Farm Equipment Business on July 26, 2017.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/26/2017

Divestiture

Monsanto - Farm Equipment Business

$99M

2

5/23/2017

Acquired - II

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$99M

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10

5/22/2017

Spinoff / Spinout

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$99M

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10

1/1/2017

Asset Sale

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10

12/4/2014

Acquired

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10

Date

7/26/2017

5/23/2017

5/22/2017

1/1/2017

12/4/2014

Exit

Divestiture

Acquired - II

Spinoff / Spinout

Asset Sale

Acquired

Companies

Monsanto - Farm Equipment Business

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

10

10

Monsanto Acquisitions

32 Acquisitions

Monsanto acquired 32 companies. Their latest acquisition was VitalFields on November 21, 2016.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

11/21/2016

Series A

$99M

$2.34M

Acquired

5

11/1/2013

Series C

$99M

$108.8M

Acquired

3

6/27/2013

Grant

$99M

$2.14M

Acquired

1

3/2/2013

Series A

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10

2/4/2013

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Date

11/21/2016

11/1/2013

6/27/2013

3/2/2013

2/4/2013

Investment Stage

Series A

Series C

Grant

Series A

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$2.34M

$108.8M

$2.14M

$99M

Note

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Sources

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3

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10

10

Monsanto Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Monsanto has 10 strategic partners and customers. Monsanto recently partnered with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company on July 7, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

7/31/2019

Vendor

United States

ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Third Quarter Results and Raises Guidance; U.S. Consumer and Hawthorne Segments Continue to Show Strong Growth

Charges or credits incurred by the Company 's joint venture with TruGreen that are apart from and not indicative of the results of its ongoing operations , including transaction related costs , refinancing costs , restructurings and other discrete projects or transactions including a non-cash purchase accounting fair value write-down adjustment related to deferred revenue and advertising .

1

2/12/2019

Licensee

Germany

Several claims tossed in dicamba suit

`` Whether Xtendimax , Engenia , or some other dicamba was used on the crops , the allegations are that Monsanto and BASF were in a partnership , joint venture , joint enterprise , or otherwise agreed to share technologies in bringing the Xtend seed and ` new dicamba ' to market , '' Limbaugh wrote .

1

7/25/2018

Partner

United Kingdom

GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex: Money For Nothin’ And Side-Effects For Free

The problem is that GW Pharmaceuticals , which is partnered with Bayer/Monsanto , still ca n't sell Epidiolex .

1

7/18/2018

Licensor

United Kingdom

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7/11/2018

Licensor

United Kingdom

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Date

7/31/2019

2/12/2019

7/25/2018

7/18/2018

7/11/2018

Type

Vendor

Licensee

Partner

Licensor

Licensor

Business Partner

Country

United States

Germany

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

News Snippet

ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Third Quarter Results and Raises Guidance; U.S. Consumer and Hawthorne Segments Continue to Show Strong Growth

Charges or credits incurred by the Company 's joint venture with TruGreen that are apart from and not indicative of the results of its ongoing operations , including transaction related costs , refinancing costs , restructurings and other discrete projects or transactions including a non-cash purchase accounting fair value write-down adjustment related to deferred revenue and advertising .

Several claims tossed in dicamba suit

`` Whether Xtendimax , Engenia , or some other dicamba was used on the crops , the allegations are that Monsanto and BASF were in a partnership , joint venture , joint enterprise , or otherwise agreed to share technologies in bringing the Xtend seed and ` new dicamba ' to market , '' Limbaugh wrote .

GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex: Money For Nothin’ And Side-Effects For Free

The problem is that GW Pharmaceuticals , which is partnered with Bayer/Monsanto , still ca n't sell Epidiolex .

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Monsanto Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Monsanto has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acquired

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Acquired

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Monsanto Team

24 Team Members

Monsanto has 24 team members, including former Chief Executive Officer, President, Jose Manuel Madero Garza.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jose Manuel Madero Garza

Bepensa, Seminis, and Grupo Mexico

Chief Executive Officer, President

Former

Robert Shapiro

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Michiel de Jongh

President

Former

Rick Greubel

President, Managing Director

Former

Mario Grieco

President

Former

Name

Jose Manuel Madero Garza

Robert Shapiro

Michiel de Jongh

Rick Greubel

Mario Grieco

Work History

Bepensa, Seminis, and Grupo Mexico

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Executive Officer

President

President, Managing Director

President

Status

Former

Former

Former

Former

Former

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