SALTILLO, MEXICO – Seale & Associates, Inc. announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Grupo Bioquímico Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. (“GBM”) on the sale of the business to Arysta LifeScience Corporation (“Arysta”). Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1974 by Cesar H. Cantú Benavides, GBM is the Mexican market leader in supplying agrochemical inputs to fruit and vegetable growers. With headquarters in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, and wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.S., Guatemala, and Chile, GBM specializes in plant growth regulators, nutrition enhancers, foliar fertilizers and crop protection products. GBM’s sales efforts are focused in Mexico, Central and South America, and the U.S. The company also distributes third-party agrochemical products to agricultural wholesalers and through its Promotora retail division in Northern Mexico.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the worlds largest privately held crop protection and life science company with 2006 revenues in excess of US$1 billion. Arysta LifeScience specializes in marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in more than 125 countries worldwide.
Seale & Associates, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is a global investment banking firm with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, and enterprise level strategy consulting. Our professionals are trusted advisors maintaining a high level of quality and integrity while presenting innovative ideas and solutions to address our clients’ most complex dealings. Seale Capital, Inc., an affiliate of Seale & Associates, Inc., is a registered broker dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC. All securities related transactions are cleared through Seale Capital, Inc. For more information please visit www.sealeassociates.com.