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Food and Agribusiness

Directed by Franz Fleischli, The Mentor Valuations Group performs more appraisals in the food and agribusiness industries than any other valuation firm. Our appraisers value machinery and equipment, real estate, inventory, accounts receivable, facilities as a whole, business entities, intangibles, intellectual property and the like.
Among the industries we serve are:

  • Bakeries, including Pasta Manufacturing Plants
  • Beef Processing Facilities (includes finishing operations, "slaughterhouses", cutting plants)
  • BioTechnology (wide ranging)
  • Bottling and Filling Plants of all sorts
  • Candy and Confections
  • Cooperatives of all sorts
  • Cotton Gins and Cotton Seed Plants
  • Dairy Foods (includes commercial dairies, ice creameries, cheese, whey, yogurt, spreads, etc)
  • Distribution Centers, Refrigerated Storage, and Warehouses
  • Egg Laying and Breaking Facilities (includes hatcheries, pullet houses, etc.)
  • Energy: producers, and sellers of oil, gas and petroleum by-products); Ethanol Plants
  • Farm Implement Manufacturers and Dealers
  • Feed Mills and Processors
  • Fertilizer and Farm Chemical Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers
  • Fish Processors and Distributors (fresh, frozen and canned)
  • Food Packaging Facilities of all types
  • Forest Products: Lumber, Fabricated Wood By-Products, Bark, Mulch, Woodchips, etc.
  • Fruit and Vegetable Juice Plants (fresh, frozen, concentrated and canned)
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing Facilities (fresh, frozen and canned)
  • Grain Elevators/Terminals (on water, rail, etc.) and Grain Processing Facilities
  • Milling Operations of all types
  • Nurseries, Rootstock, Seed and Bulb Processors and Growers; Landscaping Operations, etc.
  • Orchards (fruit and nut), Vineyards, Timberland and Farm Land
  • Pork Processing Facilities (includes slaughterhouses, cutting rooms, processing plants, etc.)
  • Potato Processing Plants
  • Poultry Processing Facilities, Including Fully Integrated
  • Quarries, Gravel Pits and Sand Mines
  • Recreation (includes golf courses, marinas, ski areas and resorts, etc.)
  • Rendering Plants and Pet Food Processors
  • Restaurants (franchise, fast food, family, fine dining, etc.);
  • Retail and Wholesale Dealers in Seed, Feed, Chemicals, Fertilizers and other inputs
  • Rice Processing Facilities
  • Sod and Turf Farms; Cranberry and Peat Bogs; Rice Paddies
  • Spices, Condiments and Flavorings
  • Sugar Refineries, Mills, "Desugarers" and Converters
  • Supermarkets and Wholesale Grocers
  • Vending Operations
  • Vitamins and Supplements, Nutriceuticals and the like
  • Water Treatment and Reclamation Facilities; Commercial Water Wells
  • Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries, Soft Drink Producers, Tea Plants and Coffee Roasters
Our food and agribusiness clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small and middle size businesses. Our valuations are used for financing purposes (traditional and lease), mergers and acquisitions, business and personal tax planning, partner and shareholder buyouts, bankruptcies, and the like. We also issue fairness and solvency opinions, perform borrowing base and compliance audits, and assist in setting up information systems.
Our lender clients are typically major agribusiness lenders, and include:

  • Abbey National Bank (England)
  • AEGON Real Estate Services
  • Bank of America
  • Bank One
  • Barclays Bank (England)
  • BB&T
  • CitiBank
  • CoBank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Credit Agricole Indosuez (France)
  • Deutsche Banc Alex. Browne
  • Farm Credit Services
  • Foothill Capital
  • GE Capital
  • Harris Nesbitt
  • John Hancock Investments
  • Key Bank
  • LaSalle Bank
  • MetLife Real Estate Investments
  • National City Bank
  • National Westminster Bank (England)
  • Rabobank Nederlands (Netherlands)
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Textron Financial Corporation
  • TransAmerica Business Credit
  • Union Planters Bank
  • US Bank
  • Wachovia
  • Wells Fargo
Specific references as to any of the above industries, or any of the lenders are available upon request.

Please contact Franz Fleischli (707/437-0770) should you have any questions, wish to discuss a pending or potential need for our services, or if you would like to discuss what we are seeing as to values in the marketplace. We’re user friendly. Many thanks.

Financial Valuation
IP Valuation
Real Estate
Cost Segregation
Asset Appraisals
Expert Testimony / Litigation
Auctions / Liquidation
Food and Agribusiness

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