Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, and cotton crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready and Roundup Ready 2 Yield brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. In addition, this segment licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for nonselective agricultural and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control under the Roundup brand name; and herbicides for selective agricultural applications for weed control under the XtendiMax brand name. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. It has strategic alliance with Pairwise Plants to advance agriculture research and development by using gene-editing technology. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. As of June 7, 2018, Monsanto Company operates as a subsidiary of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft.

Pierre Courduroux


Hugh Grant

Chairman and CEO


Duraiswami Narain

VP and Treasurer

Nicole M. Ringenberg

VP and Controller

14 past transactions


Post in 2013
Evogene is an Ag-Biotech trait development company. The Company uses plant genomics and its technology platform to develop seed traits underlying crop performance and productivity. Evogene applies its technology through both biotechnology and breeding methods.


Acquisition in 2005
Seminis is the largest developer, producer and marketer of vegetable and fruit seeds in the world. Seminis uses seeds as the delivery vehicle for innovative agricultural technology.


Acquisition in 2011
Divergence is a research and development company dedicated to the discovery of effective and ecologically sound strategies for the control of parasites and other pests. The Company's initial focus is on parasitic nematodes, one of the world's major pest groups. Nematodes are roundworms that cause billions of dollars in damage annually to numerous crops, including soybeans, corn, cotton, strawberries, and bananas. Nematodes causing important human diseases include hookworm, whipworm, roundworm (Ascaris), and the filarial worms responsible for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.

De Ruiter Seeds

Acquisition in 2008
De Ruiter Seeds breeds, produces and sells hybrid vegetable seeds for top vegetable products.

Pacific Biosciences

Series E in 2009
Pacific Biosciences designs, develops, and manufactures sequencing systems to resolve genetically complex problems. Its single molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology enables single molecule real-time detection of biological processes. Pacific Biosciences offers PacBio RS II and Sequel Systems that conducts, monitors, and analyzes single molecule biochemical reactions in real time. It also provides consumable products, including SMRT cells, as well as various reagent kits, such as template preparation, binding, and sequencing kits. Pacific Biosciences' customers include research institutions; commercial laboratories; genome centers; clinical, government, and academic institutions; genomics service providers; pharmaceutical companies; and agricultural companies. It markets its products through a direct sales force in North America and Europe, as well as primarily through distribution partners in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Joseph Bonventre and Stephen Turner founded Nanofluidics in 2000 that laterbecame Pacific Biosciences. Its headquarters is in Menlo Park in California.


Series F in 2007
Ceres is a non-profit organization that advocates for sustainability leadership. The organization mobilizes a network of investors, companies, and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy economy. It also carries out research in business sustainability trends as well as insurance and banking sector responses to climate change, electric utilities emissions, fuel economy standards, and climate risk disclosure. Ceres is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Semillas Cristiani Burkard

Acquisition in 2008
Founded in 1966, Semillas Cristiani Burkard is a leading seed company in the Latin America Tropics headquartered in Guatemala. It is devoted to the development of seed for corn, grain sorghum, forage sorghum hybrids and soybean varieties.

Delta and Pine Land Company

Acquisition in 2007
Delta and Pine Land Company engage in the breeding, production, conditioning, and marketing of cotton planting seed primarily in USA.


Acquisition in 2011
Beeologics is an international firm dedicated to restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination. Through continuous research, scientific innovation, and a focus on applicable solutions, Beeologics is developing a line of products to specifically address the long-term well being of the bees. With offices and laboratories in the United States and Israel, Beeologics brings together some of the world's most recognized scientists in its field to help achieve its mission. To learn more about Beeologics, please visit:

The Climate Corporation

Acquisition in 2013
The Climate Corporation (formerly WeatherBill) aims to help farmers around the world protect and improve their farming operations with uniquely powerful software, hardware and insurance products. The company’s proprietary Climate Technology Platform combines hyper-local weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, and high-resolution weather simulations to deliver Climate Basic and Climate Pro, mobile SaaS solutions that helps farmers improve profitability by making better informed operating and financing decisions.

Aly Participacoes

Acquisition in 2008
CanaVialis S.A. and Alellyx Applied Genomics represent the combined operations of CanaVialis S.A. and Alellyx Applied Genomics in its sale to Monsanto Company. Alellyx Applied Genomics, a biotechnology company, carries out research and development in plant applied genomics. CanaVialis S.A. engages in the genetic breeding research for sugarcane plantations. CanaVialis S.A. and Alellyx Applied are based in Campinas, Brazil. As of December 2, 2008, Aly Participacoes Ltda. operates as a subsidiary of Monsanto Co.

Chesterfield Village Research Center

Acquisition in 2009
Chesterfield Village Research Center comprises 1.3 million square feet area and includes approximately 250 laboratories, 122 plant growth chambers, and 2 acres of greenhouse. The center offers bio-therapeutic pharmaceutical research and is located in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Agroeste Sementes

Acquisition in 2007
Agroeste Sementes, a leading Brazilian corn seed company.

Mendel Biotechnology

Series D in 2007
Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. operates as a plant biotechnology company. The company focuses on developing genetic and chemical solutions for a range of agricultural markets. It offers biofuel feedstocks, yield enhancement, flowering, drought tolerance, freezing tolerance, disease resistance, nutrient use efficiency, and cold germination products. The company has strategic partnerships with Monsanto Corporation, BP, and Bayer CropScience. Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Hayward, California. It has operations in the United States, Europe, and China.