Introduction to Squarefield
Squarefield is the leading corporate finance advisor exclusively committed to clients in the Food & Agri sector. Our expertise spans the entire value chain from inputs to consumer end-products. Our extensive knowledge of the Food & Agri sector allows us to deliver outstanding independent advice to our clients. Our ambition is to grow alongside our clients through long-term and trusted relationships, as well as commitment to an open, strategic dialogue. Services we deliver range from assisting with the planning and scoping of corporate strategy right through to the execution of M&A transactions and debt structuring.
Our DNA and values
▪ Passion, fun and energy
▪ Open-minded, honest and personal communication
▪ Respect and trust
▪ Personal development
▪ “Practice what you preach”
▪ “We are in this together”
Food & Agri focus guarantees a high deal volume
Global macro trends present significant challenges in the years to come. Never before have we been faced with such major drivers of change, that are ultimately shaping our future. With a growing world population, changing climate and increased demand for estern-style diets, the Food & Agri sectors in particular face some clear challenges; in short, it has to do more with less. There is an increased focus on efficiency and sustainability throughout the entire value chain. In addition, changing consumer preferences such as increased health awareness and a shift towards convenience products fuel demand for innovations. The Netherlands form a spill in this sector with c. 5,300 companies active in food production. We rank 2nd highest with respect to receiving private R&D investment in Food & Agri in Europe and host 12 of the world’s largest Food & Agri companies who have major production or R&D sites in the Netherlands, including Cargill, Heinz, Monsanto, Unilever, Mead Johnson, ConAgra, Mars to name a few. Undoubtedly, these forces are leading to an eruption of new business models, emergence of smaller niche players, consolidation, and thus, M&A activity. Combined with a continued strong focus of private equity on the sector, this guarantees high deal volumes in the near future.