Ceres Global Ag Corp., a global agricultural, energy and industrial products merchandizing and supply chain company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill Limited’s grain elevator and associated assets referred to as “Nicklen Siding” and located in Ridgedale, Saskatchewan. Ceres Global and Cargill expect the acquisition to close on or about August 31, 2020. The acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions customary to transactions of this nature and will be funded with existing working capital. Under the terms of the agreement, Ceres Global will assume Cargill’s open grain purchase contracts.
“With the acquisition of the Nicklen Siding elevator we take another meaningful step in our broader strategy to increase core product origination directly from growers in important regions” said Mr. Robert Day, President and Chief Executive Officer at Ceres Global. “The northern Saskatchewan region is critical for Ceres due to the highly efficient grower community, its product mix and competitive access to our terminal assets and customers. Lastly, we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to retain Cargill’s talented team at the Nicklen Siding elevator and we are excited to welcome them to our Ceres Global family.”
Through its network of commodity logistics centers and team of industry experts, Ceres Global merchandizes high-quality North American agricultural commodities and value-added products and provides reliable supply chain logistics services to agricultural, energy and industrial customers worldwide. Ceres Global is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and together with its affiliated companies, operates 13 locations across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Minnesota. These facilities have an aggregate grain and oilseed storage capacity of approximately 30.8 million bushels.