Badia)advocats advises AKIRA SEEDS in the acquisition of the company by UNITED GENETICS / KAGOME CO


AKIRA SEEDS is a company created in 2007 and focused on the research and production of new horticultural varieties. Its product catalog combines traditional varieties with the latest innovations in the sector, offering a production and distribution service that covers the needs and trust of the different local and global markets.

Badia)advocats has represented AKIRA SEEDS, the selling company in this transaction.

With this operation UNITED GENETICS assumes 100% of AKIRA SEEDS, and increases and strengthens its presence in the European market, and continues to expand its position within the international biotechnology sector.

UNITED GENETICS is a company specialized in the production and sale of vegetable seeds such as tomatoes, watermelon, melon, peppers and cucumber.

The company is headquartered in California, United States, and has subsidiaries in Italy, Chile, India and the Philippines. Since the end of 2013 UNITED GENETICS has been operating as a subsidiary company of KAGOME CO.

Behind the operation is the Japanese group KAGOME CO, Ltd., manufacturer and distributor of tomato-based foods and fruit and vegetable juices.

Its most prominent product is the vegetable juice brand Yasai Seikatsu. KAGOME is also the main supplier of ketchup and ketchup to the Japanese market, growing its tomatoes in greenhouses and market gardens.

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