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 European pharmaceutical company wanted to sell a non-strategic animal health and pet products business unit. We studied the business, developed an offering memorandum and assisted in its sale to a U.S. company. Our client chose us because of our ability to market the property beyond traditional animal-health buyers.
We were retained by a New York-based private equity firm to source bolt-on acquisitions for its ag-based, industrial products portfolio company. The successful, exhaustive search was global in nature.
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 private, national, seed corn production and marketing company wanted to restructure its business after the termination of a marketing agreement with a larger company. We studied the company and developed a model to project its financial affairs under various scenarios and with different capitalizations.
Working with the client, we then developed a recapitalization strategy. We implemented it by arranging a term loan with an international bank and an Industrial Revenue Bond financing for a research facility. Later, when the client’s growth required still more capital, we arranged an equity transaction with an international chemical company. Our client was later sold to that company, and we acted as advisors in the transaction.
An agricultural equipment company was experiencing financial problems and lost the support of its bank. We were able to find a new lender and new mezzanine capital to restructure it financially. The company was then able to buy a competitor to enlarge its business to a more economically viable size, and we assisted in that purchase.
A U.S.-based industrial conglomerate retained us to advise on the divestiture of its biological pesticides-based crop protection business. We advised our client through a long diligence process, eventually selling the business to a Japanese-based trading company.