Gladstone Investment Corporation, Broadgate Capital, and Highline Equity have acquired Star Seed in partnership with the senior management of the company.
Star Seed is a supplier of national brand name seed varieties including Garst, Bayer CropScience, Agripro Wheat and others. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Osborne, KS (www.gostarseed.com).
“Gladstone Investment is excited about partnering with Broadgate, Highline and the talented and experienced management team at Star Seed. We look forward to the continued growth of the business and building on the success of the management team over the past several years,” said Kyle Largent, Director of Private Finance at Gladstone.
Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly-traded business development company that seeks to make debt and equity investments in small and mid-sized businesses in the United States in connection with acquisitions, changes in control and recapitalizations. The company is based in McLean, VA (www.gladstonecompanies.com).
Highline Equity invests in companies in the manufacturing, distribution, and business services sectors that have a minimum EBITDA of $2 million. The firm was founded by Dan Arenberg and is based in Denver (www.highlineequitypartners.com).
Broadgate Capital invests subordinated debt, preferred stock, and common equity in companies with annual revenues greater than $10 million and EBITDA of at least $2 million. The firm invests across a range of industries and is effectively industry agnostic but prefers to invest in companies operating in niche markets or that have proprietary technologies or branded products. The firm is based in Southlake, TX (www.broadgatecap.com).
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