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

AKIRA SEEDS was established in 2007 to research and produce new horticultural varieties. Its product catalogue combines traditional varieties with the latest innovations in the sector, delivering production and distribution services that meet the needs and earn the confidence of local and global markets alike.

UNITED GENETICS acquires 100% of AKIRA SEEDS in this operation and increases and enhances its presence in the European market while continuing to expand its position in the international biotechnology sector.


UNITED GENETICS specialises in producing and marketing vegetable seeds such as tomatoes, watermelons, melons, peppers and cucumbers.


The company is headquartered in California, USA, and has subsidiaries in Italy, Chile, India and the Philippines. Since late 2013 UNITED GENETICS has been a KAGOME CO subsidiary.


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


Its most outstanding product is the Yasa Seikatsu vegetable juices brand. KAGOME is also the leading supplier of ketchup and tomato sauce in the Japanese market and grows its tomatoes in greenhouses and market gardens.