UPL Limited

UPL Limited in its US$4.2 billion acquisition of Arysta LifeScience


UPL Limited


US$4.2 billion


Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

January 2019



Lead Office



On February 1, 2019, UPL Limited announced the completion of its acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Inc. from Platform Specialty Products, a chemical production corporation listed on the NYSE, for US$4.2 billion.

UPL Limited is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta, becomes one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of approximately US$5 billion, it has a footprint in 76 countries and sales in 130+ countries.

Arysta, based in Tokyo, is a global provider of innovative crop protection solutions, including BioSolutions and Seed Treatment.  

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted as Canadian counsel to UPL Limited with a team led Chris Murray (Corporate) that consisted of Joyce Bernasek (Financial Services), Patrick Welsh (Litigation), and Joshua Disenhouse (Real Estate).

Joyce M. Bernasek

Joyce M. Bernasek

Partner, Financial Services

Patrick G. Welsh

Patrick G. Welsh

Partner, Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land; Litigation

Josh Disenhouse

Josh Disenhouse

Associate, Real Estate