Liberty advise the management team of AgriBriefing on the investment by Ares Capital
AgriBriefing, the specialist business information company covering global agribusiness, today announces that management has completed a buyout of the company with financing from funds managed by Ares Management Corporation (NYSE:ARES) and existing partner, Horizon Capital. AgriBriefing was established in 2012 with a mission to build the pre-eminent vertical business information company specialising in global agribusiness. The company has grown fast over the past 7 years and currently employs some 200 people in the UK, Netherlands, France and the US. Operating across the US$8tn agribusiness industry AgriBriefing is a premium data provider with leading commodity price reporting agencies (Feedinfo and Urner Barry), large exhibitions and conferences (LAMMA, CropTec, Feed Additives and the Global Protein Summit) and information services (Farmers Guardian, Foreign Trade Data, Agrimoney and Seafood News). AgriBriefing is set to grow EBITDA at market-leading organic rates in excess of 30% this year. This buyout delivers both a premium return for our shareholders while also setting us up for our next stage of development. The company sees a significant opportunity to be the consolidator of information, pricing and data assets from across the global agribusiness supply chain.