Chandler Feed Co. (MN) Acquires Muow's Feed and Grain Inc.

Roseville, CA and Denver, CO – Flaherty Capital Markets, LLC (“Flaherty Capital”) and Ascendant Partners (“Ascendant”) are pleased to have represented Mouw’s Feed and Grain, Inc. (“MFG”) and to announce that MFG has been acquired by Chandler Feed Co (“Chandler”).

This deal represents another successful transaction for the Flaherty Capital and Ascendant team in the agribusiness, food and beverage industry.

Flaherty Capital and Ascendant each advises food and agribusiness companies nationally and team up to provide clients with high-touch service backed by a strong network and industry expertise.

Headquartered in Southwest MN in Leota, family owned MFG is a livestock feed manufacturer and grain merchandiser with locations in Leota and Hardwick.

Chandler is also a family owned livestock feed manufacturer and grain merchandiser headquartered in Chandler, MN with locations in Chandler, Edgerton and Woodstock.

The merger of the two Southwest MN regional companies results in a market leader providing knowledge-based feed solutions for hog, dairy and cattle producers and merchandising for grain producers.

“We felt that combining with Chandler would best serve our existing customers and provide growth opportunities for our employees” said Brad Mouw, President of MFG.

“Nevertheless, the process of marketing a company in a regional market to direct competitors is highly sensitive with a lot of confidentiality issues that complicated the transaction.

"I’m grateful for Flaherty Capital and Ascendant in leading us through that minefield and bringing us to a successful result.

"As a recommendation from our attorneys, Briggs and Morgan in Minneapolis, they came to us with a solid reputation and an understanding of the industry and players.

"The result was an executed sale process exactly as it was described when they were hired.”

“This process brought together two complimentary partners truly committed to the feed and grain industry in their regional market,” said Ron Flaherty, who, along with Sue Wyka at Ascendant, helped lead the process.

“We’re extremely pleased to complete this sales process for both parties - providing liquidity to the owners of MFG and giving Chandler the opportunity to build its business with additional assets and people.”

For more information, please contact Ron Flaherty at 916-783-6600 or rflaherty@fcmib.com