SDR’s Spring/Summer 2019 Produce Report explores these trends and includes a performance analysis of produce-related public companies and a data-driven analysis of private and public company M&A transactions, deal multiples and private placement activity over the past several years.

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Overview

The North American Produce Industry continues to operate under a cloud of uncertainty from a range of trade-related issues.  With USMCA now signed, some uncertainty has been alleviated, however, the deal still needs to be ratified.  Canada and Mexico signaled their plans to proceed with ratification after the lifting of U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, with Canada introducing legislation to parliament on May 29th and Mexico following suit on May 30th.  However, ratification in the U.S. may prove to be more complicated with the Democrats holding a majority in the House, and with a diverse group of special interest groups opposing the deal; not the least of which are Produce Industry advocates for tariff protection in Georgia and Florida.

Mergers & Acquisitions

In January, Church Bros and Growers Express announced a deal whereby Church Bros. would acquire and assume the growing, harvesting and selling of the Green Giant Fresh brand field-packed vegetable commodities business under Growers Express’ license.

According to Brian Church, Church Bros., CEO, the business…

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