Category Verdant in the News

Seed World: Diving into the Mega-Merger Waters

An article written by Joe Funk and published by Seed World on January 11, 2019. Expert weighs in on the Dow-Dupont, Bayer-Monsanto acquisitions. In 2015 and 2016, the headlines announcing the pending Dow-DuPont merger of equals and the Bayer-Monsanto merger were still wet on the page in 2015 and 2016, respectively, when the public conversation

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2018 Agribusiness M&A and Investment Review

Verdant Partners is pleased to present this 2018 Annual Agribusiness M&A and Investment Review as a reflection of completed deals and consolidation drivers shaping our industry. On the surface, 2018 seemed relatively calm compared to the considerable level of activity that took place in 2016 and 2017. Amidst profitability headwinds facing farmers, and consequently the

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eFarm News Argentina: Casanova and Lanusse from Agrifex: “Seed industry is an excellent niche for M&A”

An article written by Javier Preciado Patiño, eFarm News Argentina’s Editor in Chief, and published on September 4, 2018. Buenos Aires, September 4th. Luis Casanova and Felipe Lanusse are two young professionals who run the local representation of Verdant Partners, an investment consulting group. Luis is an agronomist graduated from Buenos Aires University who worked in

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Farm Journal: Seed Consolidation’s Big Finale

An article written by Sonja Begemann, Farm Journal’s Seeds and Crop Production Editor, and published on July 21, 2018. The past three years have been nothing if not a flurry of consolidation in the seed industry. Monsanto and Bayer are likely days away from integrating, Dow and DuPont are now known as Corteva Agriscience and Syngenta

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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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Verdant Partners Adds Top Seed Industry Executive: Emmanuel Rougier to Join Verdant Partners

Champaign, Illinois – Verdant Partners is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2018, Emmanuel Rougier has joined Verdant Partners as a Senior Global Advisor. Mr. Rougier has had a long and distinguished career with Limagrain, based in Saint-Beauzire, Puy-de-Dôme, France. Most recently, Mr. Rougier served as CEO of Limagrain until his retirement on December

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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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