Syngenta Acquires Abbott & Cobb

Syngenta announced it agreed to acquire Abbott & Cobb, a U.S.-owned independent breeder, producer, and marketer of vegetable seeds.

Since 1917, Abbott & Cobb has served the needs of the commercial grower, distributor, retailer, fresh market, fresh-cut, and food services industries in the United States and worldwide.

Combining the expertise, portfolios and pipelines of Abbott & Cobb and Syngenta will enable Syngenta to increase its ability to innovate and to further enhance its offer to growers. This transaction will strengthen its vegetable seeds business in sweet corn, one of the core crops in which Syngenta has a leading position globally.

Javier Martinez-Cabrera, Syngenta Head of Vegetables Seeds North America, said: “Abbott & Cobb is a strategic acquisition for Syngenta Vegetable Seeds and it will give us access to high eating quality germplasm, and early maturity varieties to complement the Syngenta portfolio. We welcome the Abbott & Cobb team into the business and look forward to achieving great things as one team.”

 

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