Agribusiness & Food Sector Expertise
Agribusiness & Food are key sectors for National, with a team of banking professionals highly regarded for their deep industry expertise and relationships. Our investment banking activity in this sector comprises both advisory and capital markets, working with a wide range of companies along the value chain, including, but not limited to, the privately run family livestock business, the publicly traded agri-biotech enterprise, the startup ag-tech company, the multi-national grain merchandising platform, and the consumer driven branded food products.
We work with boards of directors and business owners to assist them in exercising their fiduciary responsibilities, providing unbiased guidance and excellence in transaction execution. Our knowledge in the broad array of industries that comprise food and agribusiness provides us a unique capability to position your business to the investor community.
Since launching our Agribusiness & Food sector specific effort in 2016, National has led, or participated in, several capital raise transactions, including unregistered and registered offerings of equity and debt, with placement to both retail and fundamental institutional investors. Additionally, National has been the exclusive financial adviser for restructuring, business divestitures and buy side assignments.
Agribusiness & Food Sector Coverage
Agribusiness research coverage at National focuses on small and micro cap companies with exposure both to the grower and the consumer. Our grower focused coverage considers investments with exposure to agricultural biotech, biological inputs, bio-fuels and production. Our consumer focused coverage considers investments with exposure to consumer goods, packaging and distribution. We seek to enable investors to generate alpha by identifying overlooked and misunderstood investment opportunities with strategies that we believe can capture sustainable value.
AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (AGFS)
The Andersons, Inc (ANDE)
AquaBounty Technologies (AQB)
Arcadia Biosciences (RKDA)
Bioceres Crop Solutions (BIOX)
Calavo Growers, Inc (CVGW)
Calyxt, Inc. (CLXT)
The Chef's Warehouse (CHEF)
Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS)
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII)
MGP Ingredients (MGPI)
Raven Industries (RAVN)
S&W Seed Company (SANW)
Yield10 Bioscience (YTEN)