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Acquisition of Barenbrug by Dow Agrosciences LLC

Dow Agrosciences LLC, subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co., has started a strategic cooperation with Barenbrug Holding (Barenbrug). Rembrandt M&A acted as the exclusive financial advisor of Barenbrug.

The Royal Barenbrug Group is a globally operating firm which sells (mostly grass) seeds. The company is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Barenbrug is an independent family-owned business. The core activities of Barenbrug are plant breeding, the production of grass seeds, and the worldwide sale and marketing of grasses and fodder crops. Barenbrug products are used in a wide range of applications, ranging from golf, to football, to parks and gardens, to livestock breeding.
For more information, see: www.barenbrug.com

Dow Agrosciences began as the plant sciences business of The Dow Chemical Company, which was founded in 1897. A joint venture with Eli Lilly and Company in 1989 created DowElanco. With a focus on sustainable agriculture, DowElanco combined the chemistries of The Dow Chemical Company with those of the agricultural division of Eli Lilly. In 1997, The Dow Chemical Company acquired full ownership of the business and named the business Dow AgroSciences. Today, the company employs 8000 people worldwide, and sells among other things seed varieties, crop protection products, pest control solutions, and healthy oils.
For more information, see: www.dowagro.nl

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