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 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.
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.
We were hired by a multinational, Japanese trading company to sell a financially distressed and non-core business. We were able to work through numerous, complex, working capital, legal and antitrust issues and find a suitable buyer.
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.
A large Midwestern cooperative was looking for ways to market grain from a new unit-train loading facility. An existing client, a major global grain-trading company was seeking to originate grain to fill a northwestern grain export facility. We introduced the parties, and they entered into a mutually beneficial marketing agreement for global distribution of grain.
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.