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.
An agricultural finance company had outgrown its capital base in going from start-up to over $21 million in revenues in just five years. We surveyed the equity market and found a New York-based investor to provide the needed money. A year later, the client was able to go public.
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 specialty crop and horticultural joint venture entity wanted to raise cash to reduce its debt while in the technology development phase of its operations. We studied the operations and identified a Brazilian subsidiary as the most saleable of the assets. We located an American buyer and assisted in the completion of the transaction.
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.
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 feed company with no family succession plan was prompted by industry consolidation to sell its dairy feed manufacturing business. We studied the business and prepared an offering memorandum, which we used to help generate a variety of potential international buyers in the animal nutrition industry. The company was sold through a competitive auction process to the highest bidder, utilizing the most tax favorable structure to the seller.