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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A European multinational, animal health company wanted to divest a non-core animal health and pet products business unit. We assisted in identifying the profit and cost structure attributable to the business unit being divested, conducted a comprehensive buyer search and assisted with negotiating the letter of intent. Our reach beyond the traditional animal health buyers was the primary reason we were hired.