Verdant Partners and Golden Sun Marketing Announce Deeper Collaboration

January 2, 2018
By: Naba Bakar

CHAMPAIGN, IL., Jan 2, 2018 - Verdant Partners LLC, the leading transaction advisory firm for agribusiness announces a deeper collaboration with Golden Sun Marketing, a strategy and marketing services company focused in the fresh produce supply chain. The scope of work will focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the produce sector.  Dean V. Cavey, Garrett L. Stoerger, and Bud Hughes of Verdant Partners will be working more closely with Don Goodwin and Tom Thompson of Golden Sun Marketing.

"We are seeing interest from many produce company owners for an exit strategy, at the same time we see private equity companies and other produce companies wanting to acquire in this sector and make deeper investments," explains Dean V. Cavey, managing partner of Verdant Partners. "As we look at the produce sector, we see a lot of opportunities from both strategic and financial buyers. Our combined expertise, coupled with years of experience, enables us to provide one of a kind insights in both the M&A process as well as the produce side of business," adds Don Goodwin owner and president of Golden Sun Marketing. 

In the last year, Verdant Partners and Golden Sun Marketing have completed two transactions in the citrus sector. The collaboration between Verdant Partners and Golden Sun Marketing enabled parties involved to make a well-informed decision.

Goodwin is a 38-year veteran of the produce industry with direct experience across the entire produce supply chain from seed, grower/shipper, to retail which affords him unique insights across the fresh produce supply chain. In recent years, Goodwin and his team have worked on a wide range of projects including: citrus, sweet corn, peaches, greens, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, apples, grapes, and more.

Founded in 1998, Verdant's focus covers the span of crop agriculture, with transaction experience extending beyond seed, crop inputs, technology, fresh produce, processing and more. With many years of global combined professional experience, Verdant's group advisors are sharply focused and experience-based. Verdant's advisors is comprised of professionals located in offices across the North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. Verdant advises privately held or family businesses, public corporations, multinationals, venture and buyout funds, and technology companies throughout the world. Since 1998, Verdant has initiated and managed successful transactions and alliances valued at more than U.S. $2.4 billion.

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About Verdant Partners
Verdant Partners provides transactional and strategic advisory services to the global crop agriculture industry. Services include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Since its founding in 1998, Verdant Partners has initiated and managed transactions valued in excess of U.S. $2.4 billion. Verdant AgriBusiness Consultants provides business consulting services to a wide variety of international agribusiness clients. Services include strategic plan development and implementation, technology opportunities assessment and identification, market and industry analysis, post-merger integration plans and management, financial planning and evaluation, as well as other forms of consulting services