AgTech Food and Agribusiness Investments

ROTH MKM’s agribusiness investment banking group sees success with the closing of three M&A sellside transactions

ROTH MKM (“Roth”), a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving growth companies and their investors, is pleased to announce that their agribusiness investment banking group has advised on three sellside transactions in the past nine months. The transactions included business models in the areas of cover crops, gene editing, biologicals, bio stimulants, and alternative fertilizers, and demonstrate the group’s expertise in designing and executing M&A processes to achieve the best outcomes for its clients in a wide array of agriculture related sectors.

ROTH MKM’s Agribusiness Investment Banking Group served as the sellside advisor on the following transactions:

  • Exclusive advisor to Symborg, a company based in Murcia, Spain, with cutting edge microbiological technology, acquired by Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA)
  • Advisor to Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading biological crop inputs platform, based in Davis, CA, acquired by Bioceres Crop Solutions (NASDAQ: BIOX)
  • Exclusive advisor to CoverCress Inc., an innovative start-up based in St. Louis, MO, developing and commercializing a new rotational winter oilseed crop that generates a low carbon intensity oil feedstock for renewable fuel production, in the execution of an exit transaction involving three strategic interests, Bayer (OTC: BAYRY)Bunge (NYSE: BG) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX).

“We appreciate our clients’ confidence in us as we strive to achieve the best outcomes for their shareholders,” said Alex Stoyanov, Managing Director, and Head of M&A for ROTH MKM.

“ROTH MKM has built a dedicated agribusiness effort with investment banking and research resources that exclusively work with entities whose business models are influenced by agriculture and are the disrupters and best-in-class operators in their related fields. Our experience and expertise in this sector position us to provide actionable advice and execute transactions that meet our clients’ needs,” said Ivan Saval, Managing Director and Head of ROTH MKM’s Agribusiness Investment Banking Group.

“Our focus on agtech and agribusiness is driven by the growing demand for sustainable and innovative solutions in the industry. Our group’s expertise in these areas, combined with its global network of investors and buyers, positions us as a trusted advisor for entities considering an M&A or capital markets process,” Saval continued.


ROTH MKM is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving growth companies and their investors. Our full-service platform provides capital raising, high impact equity research, macroeconomics, sales and trading, technical insights, derivatives strategies, M&A advisory and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, ROTH MKM is a privately held, employee owned organization and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit