Agrovista UK Limited, one of the UK’s leading agronomy firms today announces the acquisition of John Ebbage Seeds Limited, the leading independent seed wholesaler and breeders agent in the UK seed industry.
The purchase will allow the two businesses to combine existing technical expertise and provide growers and clients with a full agronomic package from variety selection through to end-market focus.
This strategic development will provide future security for Ebbage seeds and allow them to continue to support existing clients within the current structure and also develop new customers with specific agronomic needs. The synergy between the two parts of the business will allow for enhanced technical capability and give access to new and emerging market sectors and provide new solutions to UK growers facing challenging situations.
Commenting on the announcement Paul Nickerson, owner of John Ebbage Seeds Limited said: “This strategic move will benefit both businesses and their customers allowing for technical development and investment in the seeds sector and offering important opportunities for growth. The partnership will allow the continuation of the existing Ebbage business model for current clients whilst opening new areas to evolve the business with Agrovista”.
Chris Clayton, Managing Director of Agrovista commented: “This exciting development will build on the strengths of both businesses and enable strategic growth for Agrovista within the seed sector. We are delighted to welcome Paul and the team from Ebbage into Agrovista and look forward to building on their outstanding success”.
All staff will transfer to Agrovista UK Ltd.