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 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.
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 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.
Two entrepreneurs who had grown a highly technical, animal genomics, analytical laboratory business to the point where it needed to expand beyond its capital and geographic limitations, retained us to advise them on the sale. After a comprehensive global marketing process, the company was sold to a NASDAQ-listed company. Since its acquisition, the business has grown and become an important revenue-driver for the buyer.
After a normal investment period, we were hired by a private equity firm to help it exit its investment in a navigation and control systems company. We conducted a competitive auction process focused on the logical navigation and technology companies, and the business was eventually sold to a Canadian company.
A public, agricultural biotechnology company in the U.S. wanted to reorganize its seed operations. We helped it acquire the cottonseed research program of another company, providing an analysis of the business, a valuation, and negotiating expertise. Later, we studied the client’s seed corn business, prepared an offering memorandum on it, located a buyer, and assisted in the negotiations that led to a sale. We also found a joint venture partner for the company’s alfalfa seed division.