Category Verdant in the News

2017 Agribusiness M&A Year in Review

2017 was a banner year for mergers & acquisitions in agriculture. These transactions have fundamentally reshaped the landscape of the industry and brought into question the relative competitiveness in seed and crop protection products. Further shaping the industry is the continuous inflows of money from investors who are bullish on the continued growth in food

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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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