Positive results for world leading clients

Farrelly & Mitchell has worked with a large number of outstanding companies and organisations. Here’s what some of our clients say about working with us.

Forward integrated rice farming and milling project

“We retained Farrelly & Mitchell to develop a forward integrated high-value expansion plan for our farming operation in Ghana. This involved two large-scale land plots totalling 55,000 acres, located in the Northern and Volta regions of the country. The project involved the expansion of existing farming operations, the involvement of a 4,500 member smallholder co-operative or out growers and development of a new rice mill to supply the premium domestic and wider West African consumer rice markets. Farrelly & Mitchell’s on-the-ground expertise and deep financial, strategic and operational experience were invaluable in the development and execution of our plan. We would have no reservation recommending them as a consultancy firm on similar large-scale and complex projects in Africa.”

— Akshay Sharma, Commercial Director, Samak Agribusiness Limited

Business plan for trading and cheese processing startup

“We retained Farrelly & Mitchell to support us in the development of a business plan for an existing food trading business and a startup cheese processing plant in Saudi Arabia. This work was an important part of our evaluation and feasibility process, and also formed part of the application for an industrial license for the new factory.”

— John Leahy, Business Development Director, Irish Dairy Board

Business valuation of a large scale produce farming opportunity in Africa

“After we decided to further investigate a large scale produce farming opportunity in Africa, we asked Farrelly & Mitchell to complete a business valuation of the Target. Their work, which was completed under a very tight deadline, helped our board to get a greater understanding of the Target’s current and future potential and importantly its value applying various valuation methodologies. This was instrumental for us in arriving at a decision on the acquisition.”

— Alwyn Crasta, Chief Financial Officer, Al Dhara Agriculture

Study of the UAE & KSA beef markets

“We engaged Farrelly & Mitchell to complete a study of the UAE & KSA beef markets. As specialist agri, food and beverage consultancy with a local presence in Riyadh, they are well placed to deliver market analysis and insights in GCC markets.”

— Michael Hussey, Regional Manager, Bord Bia Middle East Markets

Feasibility study for greenfield feed mill operation

“When the UFMC consortium decided to retain a consulting firm to prepare a feasibility study for one of the largest greenfield feed mill operations in the world, we turned to Farrelly & Mitchell. They not only conducted the work required, but importantly for us, also identified new areas in the business model that helped to differentiate UFMC from the competition. This will provide us with a strong sustainable competitive advantage. ”

— Tariq Al Mutlaq, UFMC Chairman

Food investment plan

“We used Farrelly & Mitchell to advise and assist us in the development of a food investment strategy.
Their unique insights into the Saudi Arabian and wider GCC food, beverage and agribusiness markets was
invaluable to our board in agreeing a clear strategy and roadmap for this important project.”

— Hisham Abdul-Aziz Al-Saghyir, Chief Executive Officer, Abdulaziz Al Saghyir Holding Company

Operational review of dairy farming sites

“Farrelly & Mitchell completed a highly valuable and insightful operational review of our dairy farming operations.
This resulted in us implementing a number of key recommendations, which helped us to improve productivity and
overall operating efficiency. ”

— Dr. Abdulaziz Tambal, General Manager, Abnaee Est for Agri. Trading & Investment

Feasibility study for food and agribusiness campus in Kurdistan, Iraq

“When we decided to move ahead with our project to develop a world class food and agribusiness campus in
Kurdistan, Iraq, we used Farrelly & Mitchell to assess and evaluate the most feasible structure for the project.
As industry experts we found their knowledge, experience and understanding of diverse sectors such as hydroponics,
bakery and dairy processing invaluable to us in finalising our plans for the project and progressing to the
funding and operator selection stages. ”

— Shoaib Mir Hashim Khoory, Managing Director, Mir Hashem Khoory LLC

Commercial due diligence for an agri-equipment manufacturer

“We retained Farrelly & Mitchell to complete commercial due diligence for a major acquisition of a company supplying the agricultural sector across MENA. The challenge for us was to understand the external market and the likely impact from current and future drivers on the target firm. We found Farrelly & Mitchell’s local supply chain knowledge and understanding of the market — from both a commercial and regulatory perspective — invaluable for us to fully evaluate this aspect of the deal.”

— Mohammad Atif Mahmood, Director, Fajr Capital

Strategic sell mandate to source an international strategic partner for the business.

“Al Wazeen Trading retained Farrelly & Mitchell to source a suitable international strategic investment partner to work with us to expand our existing dairy business in KSA. A world class international dairy partner was identified, with Farrelly & Mitchell also playing a key role in supporting the deal negotiation process to deliver a very successful outcome. ”

— Saeed M. Bajuwaiber, General Manager, Al Wazeen Trading

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