After thoroughly analyzing what is likely to lie ahead for your business, our goal is to work with you to illuminate your best path, lead you on its twists and turns, and get you where you want to be efficiently and creatively.
Providing Private Investment Banking Services Exclusively to Agribusiness Companies for Over 30 Years
Our deep collective knowledge of all aspects of agribusiness — our market intelligence — reduces the time we need to understand a client’s business, markets, and value, enabling us to meet client needs in the shortest possible time frame. Our clients include operating companies across the food chain, as well as private equity and other firms desiring to acquire agribusinesses. We bridge investment banking and agribusiness with extensive global experience to help our clients meet the growing challenges of a rapidly changing world market.
A European multinational, animal health company wanted to divest a non-core animal health and pet products business unit. We assisted in identifying the profit and cost structure attributable to the business unit being divested, conducted a comprehensive buyer search and assisted with negotiating the letter of intent. Our reach beyond the traditional animal health buyers was the primary reason we were hired.
We were retained by an AIM-listed public company to divest a specialty chemical and horticultural division. We conducted a global search for buyers and eventually sold the majority of assets to a US-based company.
A feed company with no family succession plan was prompted by industry consolidation to sell its dairy feed manufacturing business. We studied the business and prepared an offering memorandum, which we used to help generate a variety of potential international buyers in the animal nutrition industry. The company was sold through a competitive auction process to the highest bidder, utilizing the most tax favorable structure to the seller.
A major French seed company wanted to sell a flower seed production subsidiary in Costa Rica. We prepared a memorandum describing the subsidiary and its business attributes. After surveying the world market, we located a major Japanese company that was interested in purchasing the assets of the subsidiary in order to diversify its international production operation. We assisted in negotiations between the French company and the Japanese company and helped to bring the transaction to a successful conclusion.
A major Dutch international seed company wanted to divest its vegetable seed businesses, one in California and the other in The Netherlands, in order to concentrate on its agronomic seed businesses. Our market intelligence was the primary factor in our selection for this project, which was successfully completed with the sale of one business to its management and of the other division to another large international company.
An agricultural finance company had outgrown its capital base in going from start-up to over $21 million in revenues in just five years. We surveyed the equity market and found a New York-based investor to provide the needed money. A year later, the client was able to go public.