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Plant Response acquired by The Mosaic Company

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Plant Response, an industry consolidator of biological-based solutions, recovered waste fertilizers and other crop input technologies, has been acquired by The Mosaic Company, a global manufacturer of agricultural fertilizers and chemicals. Cascadia Capital, an investment bank serving the agtech sector, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Plant Response.

Plant Response brings together a portfolio of biological-based crop inputs and technologies, having recently consolidated Koch Biological Solutions (2019), Pathway BioLogic (2020), and WISErg (2021). With 16 commercialized products, Plant Response aims to enhance grower returns by improving nutrient use and efficiency, improve disease defense, biocontrol, tolerance to abiotic stress and increase overall crop yields.

Plant Response was backed by leading food and agriculture investors and strategics, including Alexandria Venture Investments, Koch Agronomic Holdings, Laird Norton Company, iSelect Fund, Second Avenue Partners, Middleland Capital, Yara, Novozymes, and Leaps by Bayer, among others.

A statement from The Mosaic Company: “We’re excited that Plant Response has joined The Mosaic Company. Their ability to innovate sustainable soil health solutions will complement our market access in key agricultural geographies, agronomic expertise, and reputation for selling products that are backed by science. Together, Mosaic and Plant Response will develop new soil health solutions that will provide advanced crop nutrition to customers around the globe and help the world grow the food it needs.”

Plant Response represents Mosaic’s first acquisition in over five years, beginning a reprioritization of the company’s M&A strategy.

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