CF Industries

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc.

legal form Incorporated
ISIN US1252691001
founding 1946
Seat Deerfield , Illinois ,United StatesUnited States
management Tony Will ( CEO )
Number of employees 2,800
sales 4,308,000,000 US dollars
Branch fertilizer
As of December 31, 2015

CF Industries is a manufacturer and distributor of fertilizers based in Deerfield, near Chicago . The company is a subsidiary of CF Industries Holdings and produces nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers .


The company was founded in 1946 as a fertilizer dealer for regional agricultural companies. The company expanded its distribution and began producing fertilizers. In 2005 CF Industries Holdings, Inc. went public on the New York Stock Exchange . In March 2010 the company acquired Terra Industries for 0.0953 treasury shares and 37.15 dollars in cash per Terra Industries share. In total, CF Industries paid $ 4.7 billion. In the fall of 2014, Yara signaled her interest in acquiring CF Industries for $ 27.5 billion.

On August 6, 2015, CF Industries and Dutch competitor agreed OCI to the acquisition of major divisions of OCI for 8 billion US dollars . After the takeover, which was scheduled for completion in mid-2016, CF Industries would relocate to the Netherlands and become the world's largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers. After the takeover, OCI was to hold a 27.7% stake in CF Industries and individual holdings in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturers in the Netherlands, Egypt and Algeria . In May 2016 it was announced that CF Industries had withdrawn its offer.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Profile: Leadership ( Memento from April 7, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  2. a b Annual Report 2015
  3. CF Industries website, Profile of CF Industries, Inc. ( Memento April 12, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), accessed March 13, 2010
  4. n-tv, powder vapor disappears: CF swallows Terra , March 12, 2010
  5. Balazs Koranyi, Joachim Dagenborg: Norway's Yara, CF in talks to create $ 27.5 billion global fertilizer producer. Reuters, September 23, 2014, accessed January 26, 2015 .
  6. ^ OCI NV and CF Industries to Create Global Nitrogen Leader , August 6, 2015