Category Verdant in the News

Farm Journal: Seed Company Shifts Underway

An article written by Sonja Begemann, Farm Journal’s Seeds & Crop Protection Editor, and published on November 28, 2017. Multinational company mergers might dominate the headlines, but smaller-scale regional mergers and startups have been on the increase in the seed industry. The industry is ripe for mergers, expansions and even new businesses. “In terms of transaction

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Top Producer: Where Big Ag Mergers Stand

An article written by Eric Berger for Top Producer published November 27, 2017. Reprinted with permission of Top Producer. There might soon be fewer seed and chemicals choices because of the spate of mergers and acquisitions. But analysts and economists say the deals won’t necessarily hurt farmers’ profit margins. “Despite consolidation, I think the product offerings

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Verdant Partners Reinforces Capabilities in Europe – Dr. Jan Pen Contributes Expertise in the Life Sciences Industry

Champaign, Illinois – Verdant Partners LLC is pleased to announce that Dr. Jan Pen, General Manager of JP Bioconsult based in Leiden, The Netherlands, has joined Verdant as an Advisor effective immediately. Dr. Pen has a background in chemistry and biochemistry, strengthened by executive management and business transaction experience gained over the course of his

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AgriBusiness Global: The Path Ahead for M&A

An article written by Jackie Pucci and published by AgriBusiness Global on December 29, 2016.  Reprinted with permission of AgriBusiness Global. The Question Bayer AG’s proposed $66 billion takeover of Monsanto would create, by far, the industry giant capturing more than a quarter of the world’s seed and agchem market. Based on size alone, “it’s

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Top Producer: Why Agriculture Is Consolidating

An article written by Nate Birt and published by Top Producer on November 8, 2016.  Reprinted with permission of Top Producer. The pace of mergers and acquisitions underway in agriculture can seem dizzying. Yet for economists such as Michael Boland of the University of Minnesota, it’s just another day at the office. “Farmers like choice,”

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