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.Agrifex

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 in the global crop agribusiness industry. Verdant clients are active in a wide range of field, tree, and vegetable crop input products such as planting seeds, biotechnology, crop protection, and biological plant-health products, and in post-farm-gate output enterprises involved in commodity processing, whole foods, fresh produce, specialty food & feed ingredients and more.

Luis Casanova, Advisor

Felipe Lanusse, Advisor

The addition of agribusiness consultants Lanusse and Casanova, from their base in Buenos Aires, will bring added expertise and another dimension of service to agribusiness clients in South America, with a particular focus on Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. Mr. Casanova has a formal education in agronomy, with a graduate degree in agribusiness management, formerly holding various management roles in Buenos Aires, Colombia, and Uruguay. Mr. Lanusse studied business administration and went on to also receive a graduate degree in agribusiness management, having formerly worked for Citibank and a large producer/marketer of rice.

“The Verdant team is very happy to welcome Felipe and Luis to our team of advisors,” said Thomas F. (“Bud”) Hughes, partner of Verdant Partners. “Crop agribusiness and food production continues to evolve as a global industry, with the important markets of South America playing a key role in that supply chain. As Argentina and several other South American countries come back from a tough economic and political condition these past few years, the addition of Felipe and Luis demonstrate Verdant’s commitment to ongoing business development in the region” Hughes concluded.

Mr. Lanusse added, “Luis and I are excited about the opportunity to work with Verdant Partners in helping our clients make contact with the global market and further build their competitiveness.”

Felipe Lanusse can be reached at felipelanusse@verdantpartners.com

Luis Casanova can be reached at luiscasanova@verdantpartners.com