Yara, with its global ammonia network and market expertise, seeks to increase its presence in the U.S.; BASF, which has a strong U.S. presence, is currently a major user of ammonia for its U.S. downstream manufacturing activities and intends to further strengthen its backward integration.
Other fertilizer producers such as CF, MOS and AGU could see interest today on the news.
Bunge (BG) is selling its Brazilian fertilizer business, including 22 blending facilities, brands and warehouses, to Norway's Yara (YARIY.PK) for $750M in cash. Bunge will continue to supply farmers with fertilizer, but the deal will allow it to focus on its agribusiness ops. (PR)