Seed World

DLF Closes PGG Wrightson Acquisition

Robert Clark

As of May 1, DLF Seeds has closed the transaction to acquire PGG Wrightson’s seeds business and two new executive board members have been appointed — including Canada’s Robert Clark, president and CEO of DLF Pickseed.

Robert Clark

As of today, the the board is is composed of Truels Damsgaard (CEO), Morten Andersen (CFO), Søren Halbye (Greater Europe), Klaus K. Nielsen (R&D), John McKenzie (Oceania), Niels Mikkelsen (MariboHilleshög), Robert Clark (North America) and Søren Ustrup (South America).

Damsgaard welcomed his new colleagues in the PGG Wrightson Seeds teams in New Zealand, Australia, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil to the DLF family.

“PGG Wrightson Seeds is an outstanding brand with a high quality product portfolio. By combining our two businesses, we increase our global reach and enhance our product offering towards our customers. Together, we build a new global R&D platform to focus on strengthening our resources and capabilities, especially within the biotech space. The finalisation of this deal brings together two leading forage and turf seed companies forming one undisputed leader in our niche,” said Damsgaard in a news release.