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.
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.
A private, national, seed corn production and marketing company wanted to restructure its business after the termination of a marketing agreement with a larger company. We studied the company and developed a model to project its financial affairs under various scenarios and with different capitalizations.
Working with the client, we then developed a recapitalization strategy. We implemented it by arranging a term loan with an international bank and an Industrial Revenue Bond financing for a research facility. Later, when the client’s growth required still more capital, we arranged an equity transaction with an international chemical company. Our client was later sold to that company, and we acted as advisors in the transaction.
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 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.
We were retained by an AIM-listed public company to divest a specialty chemical and horticultural division. We conducted a global search for buyers and eventually sold the majority of assets to a US-based company.
A regional, cooperative seed company had successfully grown from a local to a regional company and wanted to expand nationally. We advised the owners that changing from a cooperative to a standard corporate structure would facilitate the access to equity capital, and the owners concurred. We located an international company that was interested in joint ownership with Americans of a U.S. company. It bought a fifty percent interest in our client, thereby providing the capital needed for our client’s growth.