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Summit Ag Investors

AG OPPORTUNITIES I FUND

OVERVIEW

Through our Ag Opportunities platform, we invest in companies across the agriculture industry with a focus on established companies in the Midwestern United States.  Our experience in production agriculture provides us with unique perspective and real-time insight into factors affecting the industry.  Paired with this experience, relationships with agribusiness executives, lenders, and financial advisors lead to proprietary investment opportunities and give us the ability to add value to the companies we partner with.

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OUR APPROACH

We take a principled, partnership approach towards investing in agribusiness companies.  We collaborate with company owners and management teams to develop and execute a shared vision for each company.  While each business plan is unique, our approach will be consistent in the following ways:

What we will do:

  • Support the culture and legacy that made the business successful
  • Provide capital for growth opportunities (organic and via acquisition)
  • Engage our network of industry leaders to help advance company initiatives
  • Help locate key personnel (as needed)
  • Encourage local community involvement
  • Incentivize key employees to ensure alignment of interests
  • Provide strategic oversight and advice

What we won’t do:

  • Micromanage
  • Over-leverage

INVESTMENT CRITERIA:

We invest in companies that generally fit the following criteria, but we evaluate opportunities that don’t necessarily meet all these guidelines:

Industry

Agriculture, renewable energy, and related industries (agriculture need not be the sole focus, but should constitute a substantial part of the company’s operations)

Sectors

Equipment, processing, logistics, storage, transportation, services, manufacturing, inputs, wholesale

Geography

United States, with a focus on the Midwestern United States

Company Profile

Established and successful business; greenfield development and distressed situations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Revenues

$20 – $200 million

EBITDA

$4 – $30 million

Investment Type

Majority equity investment for shareholder liquidity and/or growth equity

If you are aware of investment opportunities that you think may be a fit, please contact us.