In it for the long term
Is Your Agribusiness a Fit?
We’re looking for companies we know we can sustain for years to come. If you meet these criteria, your business may be ideal for Market Maker Agriculture.
Your Exit, Your Way
Our flexible process means you have options when you sell to Market Maker Agriculture:
- Realize the value of your company today while setting up a path to retirement
- Train or transition to next-generation management you choose
- Provide career opportunities for family and long-serving employees
- Preserve your company’s status in the community and the value and history you’ve built
If you are an angel, seed or other early investor with a majority stake and seeking to exit, we can buy your shares in a transparent process that meets your goals and ours.
Here are answers to some of the most common questions we get from prospective sellers.
We value your experience and would be happy to discuss your ongoing contribution. That can include having you stay on to:
- Run the business for many years or for a period of time while you prepare a successor
- Train a successor who is ready to take over operational management today
Because we don’t take on day-to-day operations, we do need the companies we buy for our portfolio to have experienced management capacity in place. However, we also acquire what we call “tuck-in” companies as add-ons to our existing businesses, and in those cases you don’t need to have a successor. Talk to us about what being a tuck-in company involves.
We invest in good companies that are well managed. Our intention is to keep your existing team and follow the same principles you did to build a successful business over the years.
We understand that selling a business is delicate, and that the news can affect customers, suppliers and employees. At the outset, we execute a non-disclosure agreement with you and maintain the strictest confidence throughout the entire process until it is completed.
Yes, we can consider different deal structures that align with our requirements to balance risk and meet our investors’ fiduciary expectations.
Yes, we are willing to hear from brokers or advisors representing companies that fit our required business profile.
No. Our success depends on working with owner-operators who have chosen to sell their companies and are looking for a fair-minded buyer to maintain the integrity of the business they’ve built.