Representative Transactions Initiated and Consumated by Kent Group Inc.:

Additional Transactions Completed (Kent Group Clients in CAPS):

  • The Roto-Mix Division of JSI INDUSTRIES, INC. (Dodge City, Kansas), a manufacturer of livestock feed mixing equipment for the beef cattle and dairy industries, was acquired by the original founders of the Company.
  • FERTMIX, INC. (Jordan, Minnesota), a specialty fertilizer and ice melt product company, was acquired by CE-Minne Industry, Inc (Jordan, Minnesota).
  • AGRIPRO BIOSCIENCES (Shawnee Mission, Kansas), a breeder, producer and global marketer of agricultural seeds, was acquired by Helena Chemical Company (Memphis, Tennessee).
  • NK LAWN & GARDEN CO. (Golden Valley, Minnesota), a distributor of branded lawn seed and packet vegetable and flower seeds and a subsidiary of Sandoz International, Ltd (Basel, Switzerland), was acquired by senior management with assistance from outside investors.
  • SPHAR & COMPANY (Winchester, Kentucky), a distributor of field, vegetable and grass seed and a farm supply retailer, was acquired by AgriBioTech (Las Vegas, Nevada).
  • SANOFI CANADA'S (Chatham, Ontario) seed conditioning faciltiy was acquired by King Agro, Inc. (Chatham, Ontario), a subsidiary of Group Limagrain (Chappes, France).
  • OWL'S NEST CHEESE, INC. (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin), a manufacturer and marketer of high quality cheese spreads and dips, was acquired by Lakeview Farms, Inc. (Delphos, Ohio).
  • SANOFI BIO-INDUSTRIES, INC.'s (Wapato, Washington) fruit juice concentrate business unit was acquired by Seneca Foods Corporation (Marion, New York).
  • KING GRAIN MILLING (Chatham, Ontario), a supplier of corn meal and flour and brewer's grits and a division of Sanofi Canada, was acquired by Bunge Corporation (White Plains, New York).
  • NA-CHURS PLANT FOOD COMPANY (Marion, Ohio), a formulator and distributor of specialty liquid fertilizers to the agricultural and lawn care markets, was aquired by Trans-Resources Inc. (New York, New York).
  • CAROLINA NITROGEN, INC. (Harlingen, Texas), a formulator and distributor of nitrogen-based solution fertilizers, was acquired by Helena Chemical Company (Memphis, Tennessee).
  • STANTON SEED & SUPPLY CO. (Saginaw, Michigan), a regional agricultural input and lawn and garden product supplier and a subsidiary of Agway, Inc., was acquired by United Agri Products, Inc. (Greeley, Colorado), a subsidiary of ConAgra, Inc.
  • SCPF INDUSTRIES OF HASTINGS, INC. (Hastings, Minnesota), a grain elevator and agricultural input retailer, was acquired by The Vigoro Corporation (Chicago, Illinois).
  • BIRD FERTILIZER SERVICES, INC. (Greenville, Michigan), a regional agricultural fertilizer and chemical retailer, was acquired by the shareholders of Anderson Fertilizer Services (Owosso, Michigan).
  • NEWMAN SEED AND FEED COMPANY OF JUDA, INC. (Juda, Wisconsin), an agricultural input supplier, was acquired by Cenex/Land O'Lakes Agronomy Company (Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota).
  • BIG PINE FERTILIER AND GRAIN, INC. (Westfield, Wisconsin), a grain elevator and agricultural fertilizer and chemical retailer, was acquired by Olsen's Mill, Inc. (Auroraville, Wisconsin).
  • PRODUCERS LECO FERTILIZER COMPANY (Fort Meyers, Florida), a fertilizer blender serving the specialty crop and professional turf and nursery markets, was acquired by Terra Industries (Sioux City, Iowa).
  • HIRSCHELD AGRI-SERVICES, INC. (De Graff, Ohio), a grain elevator and agricultural input supplier, was acquired by Terra Industries (Sioux City, Iowa).
  • VALLONIA GRAIN COMPANY (Vallonia, Indiana), a grain elevator and agricultural input supplier, was acquired by Jackson-Jennings Farm Bureau Cooperative Association (Seymour, Indiana).
  • CORON CORPORATION (Sauderton, Pennsylvania), a formulator and distributor of liquid, controlled-release plant foods to the turf, agricultural and horticultural markets, was acquired by Helena Chemical Company (Memphis, Tennessee).
  • MAXEL ELEVATOR (Verona, Ohio), a grain elevator and agricultural input supplier, was acquired by Terra Industries (Sioux City, Iowa).
  • DOBBS SEED & GRAIN (Hardinsburg, Kentucky), a grain elevator and agricultural input supplier, was acquired by Terra Industries (Sioux City, Iowa).
  • GARMAN FEED AND SUPPLY INC. (Greenfield, Ohio), an agronomic input retailer, was acquired by IMC Global Inc.'s Agribusiness Unit (Chicago, Illinois).
  • WILBER'S FEED AND SEED (Miller, South Dakota), a specialty seed processing and supply company, was acquired by Peterson Seed Company, Inc. (Savage, Minnesota).