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Agrium to acquire Australian fertilizer distribution business

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Agrium Inc. has announced that it is set to acquire Louis Dreyfus Co.’s fertilizer distribution business in Australia – Macrofertil.

A binding purchase agreement was reached between Agrium’s Australian ag-retail business, Landmark Operations Ltd, and Louis Dreyfus Co. for the business, with approximately $120 million in annual sales.

The business includes six fertilizer storage and distribution assets with coating and blending capabilities, and its annual sales exceed 300 000 t.

The President and CEO of Agrium, Chuck Magro, said: “This network of high quality assets will complement our existing Retail footprint in Australia, and allow us to enhance our product and service offering for new and existing Landmark customers.”

Landmark is a leading Australian agribusiness company. It offers crop inputs and agricultural merchandise, as well as agronomic advice and services for wool and livestock sales, finance, insurance and real estate. Landmark serves over 100 000 clients, with approximately 400 locations.

Agrium claims that the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in 1Q18.

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