June 3, 2013: Origin Merchant Partners Advises Thompsons Limited on its Sale to The Andersons and Lansing Trade Group

thompsonsOrigin Merchant Partners is pleased to announce that Thompsons Limited has completed its sale to The Andersons Inc. and Lansing Trade Group LLC. Origin Merchant Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Thompsons with respect to this transaction.Thompsons Limited is a private, family-owned business operating since 1924. Its principal business has involved the distribution of corn, soybeans, wheat, and dry beans as well as providing farmers with the necessary inputs to produce and grow successful crops. Today, Thompsons provides agricultural supplies and services, including seed, fertilizer and crop protectants to farmers throughout Ontario’s agricultural regions. Thompsons also offers bean processing services in Ontario and Northern Minnesota and exports products to food processors in over 30 countries worldwide.

The Andersons Inc. is a diversified company rooted in agriculture. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, the company conducts business across North America in the grain, ethanol, and plant nutrient sectors, railcar leasing, turf and cob products, and consumer retailing.

Lansing Trade Group LLC was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. The company has offices throughout North America as well as offices in Geneva, Switzerland and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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