Special year overview 2021

A year of acquisitions and collaborations

Although 2021 was a wild ride, one thing is for certain: businesses were not idle, and many acquisitions and mergers were made. Below, we share a glimpse of companies that took over or collaborated with other companies in 2021. Enjoy!

 

Illinois herb grower announces acquisition of Ohio greenhouse

Edible Garden® announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase a facility in Piqua, OH. Edible Garden is a privately held, company that…

 

 

US crop protection company acquired by Portuguese company

Rovensa, a Lisbon-based company, has acquired Oro Agri, Inc., a global leader in bio-rational crop protection and adjuvant technology. Oro Agri currently…

 

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CAN (ON): Acquisition completed of a Kingsville-based 22-acre greenhouse

Green Rise Foods has completed its acquisition through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bull Market Farms of the assets of Mor Gro Farms, comprising a 22-acre greenhouse on a…

 

EU Commission clears acquisition of Belchim by Mitsui

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Belchim by Mitsui. The approval is conditional on full compliance with a…

 

"Taking new steps in Portugal"

Premier Tech is proud to announce the acquisition of the Portuguese enterprise H2PRO. Completed by its Water and Environment business group, this acquisition represents Premier Tech’s…

 

Bioline Agrosciences (InVivo) acquires Kenyan biocontrol company

"This acquisition is a unique chance for us to consolidate our position in Africa"

Bioline Agrosciences (InVivo Group) announces the acquisition of the Kenyan Biocontrol Company Dudutech from the British Company Flamingo Group International (a World Leader…

 

Pieter van Berchum, Gakon Horticultural Projects:

"Acquisition prepares us for the next seventy years"

“Netafim has the network, the strength, and the financial capabilities to put Gakon on the map worldwide,” says Pieter van Berchum, Managing Director of Gakon Horticultural…

 

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GrowGeneration acquires agron.io B2B integrated platform

"Give commercial customers real-time data to manage their purchasing"

GrowGeneration, a chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, today announced its acquisition of Agron.io, a leading wholesale agriculture platform that allows…

 

AeroFarms

AeroFarms to become publicly traded with an estimated equity value of approx. $1.2 billion

AeroFarms announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Spring Valley Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the…

 

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US grower AppHarvest buys robot making company

The US greenhouse company AppHarvest has acquired Root AI, an artificial intelligence farming startup that creates intelligent robots to help manage high-tech indoor farms.…

 

GrowGeneration expands Michigan Footprint with Downriver Hydro Acquisition

GrowGeneration announced its acquisition of Downriver Hydroponics, a Michigan-based indoor garden supply center in Wayne County. Founded in 2011, Downriver…

 

"This portfolio will allow us to better support growers in all sectors"

Bosman Van Zaal acquires CMW Horticulture

Bosman Van Zaal from Aalsmeer in the Netherlands, a specialist in turnkey horticultural projects, will expand its activities in the United Kingdom through the acquisition of…

 

 

Mitsui & CO complete the first stage of their acquisition of Belchim Crop Protection

Mitsui has announced the completion of the first stage of its acquisition of Belchim Crop Protection from Belchim's founder, Belchim Management NV/SA), through…

 

Rough Brothers, Nexus, Thermo Energy

Gibraltar growing and processing companies unify as Prospiant

With the acquisition of six brands in the horticultural and cannabis value chain, NASDAQ-listed Gibraltar Industries has gained a significant position in the Northern American…

 

Agricultural company acquires horti AI specialist Prospera

Valmont Industries, a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, today announced it…

 

Acquisition of Quality Pumps & Machines in Belgium

Van der Ende Groep achieves international ambition

On the 1st of June 2021, Van der Ende Groep will acquire the Belgian company Quality Pumps & Machines (QPM). This acquisition represents an important first step for Van der…

 

Mexico: 157 acre acquisition announces start of Rising Park

"With the acquisition of 157 acres of land, deep well & water rights, Rising Farms is very happy to announce the birth of Rising Park," shares Pablo Ricaud, president with…

 

Local Bounti pipeline includes 8 facilities by the end of 2025

US (MT): Lettuce growers expand, expand and expand

US greenhouse company Local Bounti is more than doubling the size of its flagship facility in Hamilton, Montana, and plans to break ground on two additional facilities in the…

 

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Solvay completes acquisition of global seed coatings business

Solvay and Bayer have announced the closing of Solvay’s previously announced acquisition of Bayer’s global coatings business, with facilities in Méréville, France, and tolling…

 

Acquisition of De Hoop paper mill by De Jong Packaging Group

De Jong Packaging Group is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of the De Hoop paper mill in The Netherlands from DS Smith plc. The mill produces 370,000 tonnes of…

 

US (OR): Hydroponic garden center to expand into OR's 'green belt'

GrowGeneration has acquired Aqua Serene, a southern Oregon-based hydroponic garden center with stores in Eugene and Ashland, Oregon.  "As the country's fourth largest legal cannabis…

 

India: Simply Fresh to invest Rs 100 cr in hydroponics farms in Telangana

From a modest venture in hydroponics farming covering 10 acres in 2013, the Darbarwars have come a long way, expanding their business to cover an additional 150 acres in…

 

NPM Capital acquires minority share in KUBO

Investment company NPM Capital has acquired a minority share in KUBO, developer of high-tech greenhouses for horticulture.  "A year and a half ago we realized that we could use…

 

Green Life Farms completes acquisition of Finn Farms

"Now we’ll be able to reach even more customers while expanding our lineup of clean greens”

Green Life Farms has completed its purchase of Finn Farms, a hydroponic grower located on Florida’s West Coast. Green Life Farms now owns 100% of the shares of Finn Farms,…

 

iUNU acquires Artemis

"By combining plants, people, and operations, we can scale CEA technologies"

iUNU today announced its acquisition of Artemis, an enterprise Cultivation Management Platform. Together, the two companies offer technologies in the indoor agriculture…

 

Brazil: Pindstrup Group acquires large supplier of growing media Brazil

Pindstrup announces the acquisition of Carolina Soil do Brasil, which is the largest supplier of growing media to the horticultural sector in Brazil.…


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