Key & Company provides advisory services to clients who want a strong advocate for maximizing shareholder value. We assemble the capital resources, technical personnel, information resources, databases and contacts to achieve the financial and strategic objectives of our clients.

We are engaged by clients that recognize the value in retaining professionals with specific knowledge in the food and agriculture industries.

Client Examples Include:

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Branded Food Companies
  • Financial Institutions Focused on Agribusiness
  • Integrated Agribusiness
  • Meat and Poultry Processors
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Fresh Produce Companies
  • Tropical Fruit Companies
  • Venture Capital Firms

Engagement Examples: Completed engagements are offered below as examples of how we succeed for our clients.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers: Two seed companies with complementary product lines wanted to merge their businesses and needed a financial advisor to value the respective interests of each and combine their interests.

Acquisitions: An investment firm wanted assistance in targeting and acquiring companies for a consolidation of e-commerce sites in the food sector.

Sales and Divestitures

Sales: The owner of a fast-growing branded food company wanted help in seeking a buyer for his business and needed to design a confidential process to achieve maximum value.

Divestiture: A multi-national sweetener company wanted to accelerate the divestiture of a foreign subsidiary and wanted investment banking services to develop the market and execute the transaction.

Growth Capital

Equity Capital: A major California land and farming company wanted a new equity financing to enable the development of an entirely new business in real estate development. Key & Company assisted Management and the Board in valuing and structuring a strategic transaction with a major food processor that met the Company’s objectives.

Debt Capital: A growing micronutrient manufacturer needed long-term capital to refinance short-term debt and fund capital expenditures for a new plant.