Becker Underwood

Investment Date

August 2004

Exit Date

November 2012


Ames, Iowa

Becker Underwood

Becker Underwood is a global leader in seed enhancements and biological products that improve crop sustainability and enhance yields for growers around the world.

Over the course of NEP’s investment, Becker Underwood increased revenue and profitability four-fold, completed eight strategic add-on acquisitions, and doubled its number of employees around the world.

NEP sold Becker Underwood to BASF, the largest chemical company in the world, for $1.02 billion in November 2012.

Add-on Acquisition Activity

Sub-Sahara International (2006)
Nitral Urbana (2005)