Ag Business Is a Flurry With Mergers and Acquisitions – Tony Demarin, BCV Asset Management

There and many different reasons for a company to want to make the “big deal.” Some are looking for efficiency, some strive for an increase in scope, and others just see the value at certain levels.

Lately the agri-business sector is under intense media coverage with the running and gunning in the marketplace by company’s like Agrium and Viterra trying to expand to Australia. Also in the news is the potential hostile bid takeover of Potash Corp by BHP Billiton. What are the reasons for all of this happening? Will it continue? And Most importantly does it have a benefit to the farmer?

This week I talk to Tony Demarin, BCV Asset Management about this recent flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the agricultural sector and what are some of the considerations for investors and farmers.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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