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Introducing Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking


Industry veterans Douglas Sterkel and Joseph Crotty announced Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking, providing specialized global advisory services for the agribusiness, life sciences, technology and food industries.

“We are thrilled to continue serving these exciting growth industries that provide such abundance for diverse and expanding populations,” explains Doug Sterkel, president. “Whether we are partnering with companies in the crop protection, animal health and nutrition, seed, equipment or turf and ornamental industries, we can apply hands-on experience to uncover unique benefits and leverage our international relationships to bring the right parties together.”

The new firm’s international network and industry-specific insights will provide business leaders from Wall Street to Main Street with the ability to leverage proven processes to efficiently execute transactions while maximizing profit. Both formerly of AgriCapital, Sterkel and Crotty are poised to capitalize on decades of experience in delivering superior results for clients ranging from multinational publicly traded companies to closely held organizations. The firm will offer a wide-range of investment banking solutions including:

· Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
· Capital-raising
· Corporate finance consulting

“At a time when a new wave of technology, innovation and investment are converging we are excited to help our long-term clients in precision ag, data, technology, and life sciences link to extraordinary opportunities,” says Joe Crotty, who will serve as director of the firm. “Our structure and nimble workforce will allow us to serve clients of all sizes and move much more quickly than traditional firms.”