AgriFORCE Formally Ends Efforts to Acquire Delphy Group BV
Decision follows extensive due diligence, as well as careful evaluation of projections and market conditions
Progressing with alternative M&A transactions which are expected to be highly synergistic and accretive
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. (“the Company”) (NASDAQ: AGRI; AGRIW), an intellectual property (IP)-focused agtech company dedicated to advancing sustainable cultivation practices and food and plant products, today announced that it has formally ended its efforts to acquire Delphy Group BV., a leading Agriculture and Horticulture consulting firm based in the Netherlands.
The mutual decision to end the sales and purchase agreement was reached after extensive due diligence, an evaluation of the historical and projected financials, potential for impairment risk, as well as current market conditions. Based on these factors, a revised purchase price could not be agreed upon by the parties.
Ingo Mueller, CEO of AgriFORCE commented, "Although we are disappointed to end our efforts to acquire the Delphy Group BV, it was the prudent decision following an extensive due diligence process. Importantly, we have a very rigorous process for conducting M&A, which we believe highlights our strict standards and discipline. After over a year of collaboration, due diligence and involvement with Delphy in helping craft their strategic growth plans, we remain convinced in the power of knowledge and the value Delphy brings to its customers and hope to find a way to continue to work together and re-visit the collaboration at a later time. Moreover, we continue to proceed aggressively on the M&A front, where we believe there are significant opportunities to acquire undervalued, accretive and highly synergistic businesses, including but not limited to those previously announced. We look forward to providing further updates as we advance these alternative transactions, which we believe will ultimately drive much greater value for our shareholders."
AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGRI; AGRIW) is an agtech company focused on building an integrated agtech platform that combines the best technology, intellectual property, and knowledge to solve an urgent problem – providing the best solutions to help drive sustainable crops and nutritious food for people around the world. The AgriFORCE vision is to be a global leader in delivering plant-based foods and products through an advanced and sustainable agtech platform that makes positive change in the world—from seed to table. Additional information about AgriFORCE is available at: www.agriforcegs.com.
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Released June 2, 2023