Dec 15, 2017VegLab US purchases M&G Packing near Fresno
Vegalab US has purchased substantially all of the assets related to a produce packaging business located in Tulare County, California. The acquisition, which closed on Oct. 18, consisted of the purchase of approximately 11 acres of real property and 30,000 square feet of buildings from M&G Farms, a California corporation, and all of the equipment, inventory, customers, suppliers, contract rights, and intangible property from M&G Packing, the California corporation that operated the business.
The total purchase price for the business, including closing costs, was $854,452. Thec ompany purchased the business with $425,000 down and the balance on an 18-month promissory note with interest at 6 percent. The business, located in the middle of a citrus growing region near Fresno, California, has been packing mainly oranges and lemons for about 13 years, and will be operated as M&G Packing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of M&G.
David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab, said, “We acquired M&G to facilitate our long-term strategic and financial growth. With several of M&G’s customers already using Vegalab’s all natural products to maximize the yield and increase the number of premium quality fruits produced in their citrus groves, we believe this acquisition will produce tremendous synergies between our packing business and our all-natural agro-chemical business. By seamlessly integrating the entire process from planting to packaging; by supplying growers with products that increase their yields of premium quality fruits; by packing their fruits efficiently; and by giving them access to our network of international buyers who pay the highest prices for premium quality citrus, we expect to grow both businesses rapidly.”
Vegalab is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products. Vegalab’s pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment. Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.