Category Verdant in the News

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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Farm Journal: Bayer, Monsanto Discuss ‘Obvious Overlaps,’ Possible Divestments

An article written by Sonja Begemann and published on Farm Journal September 2016. Bayer and Monsanto chief executives expressed confidence Wednesday their proposed merger will pass regulatory approval by the end of 2017 and win the support of farmers because they say it will bring greater innovation and solutions to agriculture than either company alone

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Bloomberg: Bayer, Monsanto Confront Global Review as Farmer Options Shrink

A September 14, 2016 article written by David McLaughlin and published on Bloomberg . Proposed takeover of Monsanto adds to sector’s deal frenzy Consolidation has boosted market shares for leading firms Bayer AG’s agreement to buy Monsanto Co. adds a new layer of complexity for antitrust officials already reviewing tie-ups across agriculture, as suppliers race

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Verdant Partners Adds Advisors in Argentina – Bolsters Business Efforts in South American Market

Champaign, Illinois  – Verdant Partners LLC is pleased to announce that Felipe Lanusse and Luis Casanova, dba Agrifex, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, have joined the Verdant team as Advisors, effective immediately. Verdant Partners, founded in 1998, is a privately held, U.S. based transaction advisory and consulting services company, focused on mergers, acquisitions and business strategy

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Farm Journal: Mergers and Market Shifts

An article written by Sonja Begemann and published in Farm Journal magazine, July 2016. In a battle of the bags, how does consolidation affect the mix? Monsanto’s offer to buy competitor Syngenta a year ago touched off a wave of mergers among agriculture’s biggest seed and inputs makers. Even though Monsanto’s offer ultimately failed, companies

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