M&A Deal Summary

Paine Schwartz Partners Acquires Seminis Vegetable Seeds

On September 1, 2003, private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners acquired agriculture company Seminis Vegetable Seeds for 606M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Paine Schwartz Partners’ 1st transaction in the Agriculture sector.
  • This is Paine Schwartz Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Paine Schwartz Partners’ 8th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Paine Schwartz Partners’ 1st transaction in Missouri.
Investment Fate
  • Seminis Vegetable Seeds was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2005 for 1.4B USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2003-09-01
Target Seminis Vegetable Seeds
Sector Agriculture
Buyer(s) Paine Schwartz Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 606M USD

Target

Seminis Vegetable Seeds

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. is a developer, producer, and marketer of vegetable and fruit seeds.

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Buyer

Paine Schwartz Partners

San Mateo, California, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2006
PE ASSETS 5.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm specializing in sustainable food chain investing. The Firm targets control investments in the food and agriculture sectors and will consider opportunities globally. Paine Schwartz Partners was formerly known as Paine & Partners - and before that was part of Fox Paine & Co. Paine Schwartz Partners has offices in San Mateo, California and New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 41
Sector (Agriculture) 1 of 9
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 8 of 15
State (Missouri) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 8 of 25
Year (2003) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2003-01-23 L Artisan Parfumeur SA

Paris, France

L'Artisan Parfumeur SA is a manufacturer and retailer of luxury fragrances and toiletries. L'Artisan products are primarily distributed in France and the UK through five freestanding L'Artisan stores and through exclusive specialty stores and perfumeries across France and in selected locations worldwide, including Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys in the United States.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2003-10-02 United American Energy

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, United States

United American Energy Corp. is a developer, acquirer, owns and manages electric generating facilities, including gas-fired co-generation, hydroelectric generation, and generation powered by coal and solid waste fuels.

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