MARALDI SEMENTI ITALY acquires Spinach breeding Company DESEED DENMARK
Cesena, January 13, 2023
Today Maraldi Sementi has finalized the acquisition of DeSeed Denmark A/S. DeSeed, founded in 2017, is 100% focused on breeding baby leaf and fresh market spinach for the world market.
This acquisition will strengthen the growth of MARALDI SEMENTI, complete it's baby leaf portfolio and expand in new strategic segments as industry and fresh market spinach worldwide.
The Company's breeding activity will remains in Denmark, under the name MARALDI SEEDS DENMARK A/S; "we are very proud about this acquisition and warmly welcome the talented Danish team that will work closely with the MARALDI R&D and commercial teams to introduce the robust pipeline developed, including many new hybrids with full downy mildew resistance (Pfs 1-19) in both smooth, semi-savoy and flat leaf types." says Andrea Maraldi, CEO of Maraldi Sementi.
"The United States is one of the largest and most valuable spinach seed markets in the world. Maraldi Seeds, USA LLC, located in Salinas, California is proud and eager to launch these new hybrids to help growers provide clean, healthy salad products" adds David Griffin, CEO of Maraldi Seeds USA LLC.
"The Danish team is very excited about MARALDI SEMENTI, a family owned agile and innovative plant breeding company" says Ole Johansen, Managing Director of MARALDI SEEDS DENMARK A/S. "We have come to know MARALDI SEMENTI as an excellent partner since we were established in 2017 and we look forward to becoming fully integrated with the MARALDI GROUP".
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