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 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.
We advised a private investor looking at alternatives for his investment in a vegetable-distribution business, including selling all or part of the company. We identified another investor, which allowed our client to realize some of his investment while at the same time expanding the distribution reach of the business.
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 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.
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 major U.S. crop sciences company decided to widen its marketing access to the domestic market by acquiring several independent seed companies. Our experience and reputation with the independently owned companies enabled us to develop and implement a strategic acquisition plan. We assisted in targeting a selected number of companies and established lines of communication between our client and those companies. We assisted in valuing the target companies and in negotiating and closing the transactions.