Agriculture

Agriculture

The global agricultural industry is uniquely positioned to meet the demand of the world’s expanding population. This demand is being driven by a growing middle class with a greater appetite for protein and better quality food. In addition, increasing consumer awareness of the food and fiber the world is consuming is driving changes in diet and purchasing choices. To take advantage of these opportunities, producers, accumulators and processors must continue to manage the variables of weather, commodity prices, availability of capital and moving exchange rates. Affected parties also must confront evolving challenges such as animal welfare, climate change, biodiversity and sustainable practices. FTI Consulting agribusiness professionals have extensive experience in assisting participants — from stakeholders of small to medium domestic agribusinesses to large multinational organizations — to address global concerns. We understand the political and economic trends that impact the industry and have a proven track record across a wide variety of agricultural sectors, from the farm gate, along the supply chain, to the end processors.

Corporate Finance

FTI Consulting Corporate Finance professionals provide a forward-looking perspective and a record of success across the entire transaction life cycle. Whether representing buyers, sellers or lenders, we offer comprehensive due diligence advice and hands-on support in evaluating opportunities across the risk/return spectrum and across the supply chain. As part of a global consulting firm known for success in high-profile, high-stakes transactions, we help our clients maximize value and minimize risk.

Our agribusiness specialists are able to provide tailored solutions from ground-level operational guidance through to complex investment advice. We can assist domestic agricultural enterprises to obtain capital and maximize economies of scale through consolidation or provide due diligence support to foreign investors looking for opportunities abroad.

Restructuring

The agribusiness Restructuring and Turnaround experts at FTI Consulting help management stabilize finances and operations to reassure all parties that proactive steps are being taken to enhance value. Our deep expertise across the agribusiness industry enables us to quickly determine the key issues and react immediately to client challenges.

For clients in crisis, our team can develop liquidity forecasts, improve cash flow management, obtain additional financing, negotiate loan covenant waivers and guide complex debt restructuring. We also provide analytical and advisory services (including pre-farm debt mediation reviews) to primary lenders and unsecured creditors of distressed borrowers.

Strategic Communications

Agribusiness is a politically sensitive and high-profile industry in many areas of the world. The FTI Consulting Strategic Communications team provides access to key opinion makers in the world’s leading markets.

We recognize local sensitivities and understand how media, political, business and regulatory stakeholders can influence corporate outcomes. Our comprehensive suite of integrated communications services includes:

  • Corporate communications
  • Financial communications
  • Public affairs
  • Creative engagement
  • Strategy consulting and research

Our dedicated Strategic Communications team provides clients with communications solutions tailored to the nuances of their particular business and region of operation.

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