LONDON, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent large-scale consolidations in the ag sector, such as Bayer AG’s $66bn deal with U.S.-based Monsanto Co., are changing the industry dynamics. How will this trickle down affect the ag investing arena? Eli Ziskind of Credit Suisse will provide insight at the annual Global AgInvesting Europe conference to be held 5-7 December 2016 at the Landmark London.
Ziskind, a key speaker from Credit Suisse Global Ag Productivity Investment Banking, will present his views on these recent impending mergers – such as Dow Chemical and DuPont, and Agrium and Potash – and their implications for the sector.
In his opening day presentation, Ziskind will address the mergers trend in light of the commodity cycle; which areas could be ripe to receive most of the sector investment attention in the near future; and how ag productivity, including distribution models, bundling and more focused R&D, could be impacted as a result of these consolidations.
Additional recent impending mergers – Dow Chemical and DuPont, and Agrium and Potash Corp – have raised skeptics on both sides, with concern that with fewer players in the sector, there is more chance for domination, leading to limited farmer choice and bargaining power, and ultimately higher prices in the grocery aisles. "Investing in the ag asset class will be swayed by the transfer of power in these leading companies," said Ziskind.
More up-to-the-minute industry game-changing topics will be addressed at Global AgInvesting Europe including:
- Evolving Macro Issues and their Implications on Global Ag – Exploring Ramifications of Brexit
- Opportunities in Agriculture Technology
- The Investment Case for Ecological Farming
- Case Studies on:
- Asset Ownership Across the Agriculture Value Chain
- European Institutional Investor Engagement in Australia & New Zealand
- Leveraging Partnerships to Harness Innovation
- African Agriculture Development Strategy
Woven within more than 10 hours of networking, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in panels and interactive workshops that provide key details on regenerative agriculture, comparative analysis of agriculture investment strategies, and an overview of investment opportunities in all major production regions and along the supply chain.
Global AgInvesting, hosted by HighQuest Group, offers four events annually in the United States, Japan and England. www.globalaginvesting.com
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SOURCE HighQuest Group