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Industry Trend Analysis - Deere's Wirtgen Acquisition: Executing Strategic Objectives But Optimistic Growth Rates - JULY 2017

Deere & Company's purchase of privately-owned Wirtgen Group is attractive given that it fits Deere's strategic objectives and the selling prices was similar to market comparables despite Wirtgen's industry leading position. We do, however, note that some of the deal's growth estimates, particularly related to road construction, look overly optimistic.