Origin Merchant Partners is pleased to announce that Zen-Noh Grain Corporation (“ZGC”) has divested certain U.S. grain handling facilities to Viserion Grain, LLC (“Viserion”). This divestiture is in connection with ZGC’s acquisition of multiple grain facilities from Bunge, a transaction announced in spring of 2020. Origin Merchant Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to ZGC with respect to the divestiture.
ZGC is the U.S. subsidiary of the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations of Japan, Zen-Noh. ZGC trades and exports corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, and bi-products from its state-of-the-art export elevator located at mile 164 on the Mississippi River in Convent, Louisiana to Japan and other global markets. ZGC also has grain origination interests in Canada and Brazil, and a forage processing business in Pasco, WA.
Viserion is a newly formed subsidiary of Viserion International Holdco, LLC (“Viserion International”), a global agricultural merchant based in Boulder, Colorado backed by Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P. (« Pinnacle »), and is expected to manage a portfolio of strategic grain storage and handling facilities.