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.
We were hired by a human biotech company to evaluate quickly the best course of action for its animal health and nutrition subsidiary, because a strategic investment in the parent company restricted funding of non-human activities. A prompt sale of the company resulted. The client chose us for our domain knowledge of animal nutrition and our ability to begin the marketing process faster than any other investment bank.
A regional, cooperative seed company had successfully grown from a local to a regional company and wanted to expand nationally. We advised the owners that changing from a cooperative to a standard corporate structure would facilitate the access to equity capital, and the owners concurred. We located an international company that was interested in joint ownership with Americans of a U.S. company. It bought a fifty percent interest in our client, thereby providing the capital needed for our client’s growth.
A NASDAQ-listed company involved in animal identification products and implantable RFID devices for pets was sold through a competitive auction process, which we conducted. When the buyer decided several years later to take a different strategic direction, it hired us to represent it in the sale of the majority of its assets to a competitor.
A NASDAQ-listed company required a fairness opinion in conjunction with a stock-for-stock merger transaction. We analyzed the business, undertook a valuation, and provided independent, expert confirmation that the agreed-upon price was reasonable to the seller.
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.
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.