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 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.
A company based in Sydney, Australia, was engaged in a restructuring of its business. Despite our New York location, we were selected to assist in the sale of some of its assets because of our market intelligence and wide-ranging contacts. Buyers were found in two different countries, with the distribution assets being sold to an Australian company and the research and breeding assets to a Dutch company.
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.
We provided a business valuation and identified alternatives for the owners of an animal vaccine company. One alternative involved preparations that would maximize the value of the company whenever the owners decide to realize their investment.
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 manufacturer and marketer of agricultural equipment was owned by a large group of third- and fourth-generation family members with varying financial and personal requirements. As a neutral and knowledgeable outside party, we were able to get all the owners on the same page. We then conducted an international, focused, competitive auction process, finding a European-based buyer. Finally, we assisted in closing the deal, which involved complex contract negotiations.