1. Agrium > United Agri Products, Inc.
Retail outlets acquired: 337
Agrium purchased United Agri Products (UAP) in 2008 to create the largest agricultural retailer in North America. The combined sales of the two companies was nearly $8 billion. This was a transforming transaction for Agrium, as the company’s retail branches in the U.S. increased from 489 locations to 826. “The acquisition will significantly expand our geographic base and our product diversity, and will offer an opportunity to leverage strengths of both companies,” said Mike Wilson, President and CEO of Agrium.