June 3, 2020
Third Security, a Radnor, Virginia-based venture capital firm that invests in high-growth, technology-driven businesses, engaged Cascadia Capital to provide strategic advisory services in the valuation analysis of two of its portfolio companies, GreenVenus and Persea Bio. Cascadia Capital previously advised Precigen Inc. (NASDAQ: XON), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical and bioengineering company, in their divesture of GreenVenus to Third Security in February 2020.
GreenVenus and Persea Bio are both agriculture biology companies developing products and solutions that enable sustainable food production. With next generation plant propagation, precision genetics, and technology for “on-demand” traits, they seek to improve the quality of food and feed while preserving valuable natural ecosystems.
Cascadia Capital’s Agribusiness team maintains strong focus in biotechnology, crop inputs, precision farming, data and analytics, novel feeds and ingredients, and robotics and automation, with extensive transaction experience and expansive coverage of strategic and financial buyers located domestically and globally.
Recent transactions completed by Cascadia’s Agribusiness team include a fairness opinion for Intrexon’s divesture of AquaBounty, the sale of FruitSmart to Universal Corporation, the acquisition of Firestone Pacific Foods by Agriculture Capital Management, and the acquisition of Western Polymer by Ingredion.
For more information about this engagement, please contact the Cascadia Capital deal team:
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