VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. (“the Company”) (NASDAQ: AGRI; AGRIW), an IP-focused AgTech company dedicated to advancing sustainable cultivation and crop processing across multiple verticals, today announced that following the recent definitive agreement to acquire Delphy Groep BV (Delphy), a Netherlands-based AgTech consultancy firm, the parties have mutually agreed to extend the closing date until the end of July 2022, in order to allow both parties more time to complete certain closing conditions, including finalization of the Delphy audit. AgriFORCE and Delphy remain fully committed to the transaction.
AgriFORCE CEO Ingo Mueller commented, “As we work towards finalizing the administrative details related to the Delphy acquisition, we are steadily advancing our plans and strategies to commence immediately post closing. We believe the business synergies between our two organizations are substantial, and the combination positions us to become a meaningful player in the global agricultural market.”
Jacco van der Wekken, CEO of Delphy, further noted, “We look forward to finalizing our partnership completing the merger with AgriFORCE, which would immediately expand our global footprint, product pipeline, and intellectual property. We look forward to leveraging our deep industry knowledge and global customer base to accelerate the growth of our combined companies.”
Created in 2013 by the merger of DLV – a privately held former Department of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture – and GreenQ – a company focusing on consultancy, education, projects and R&D innovation behind its Improvement Centres, Delphy is a leading consultancy and R&D improvement company based in the Netherlands, with over 200 employees and global operations. Delphy’s name is based on the classical antiquity name ‘Delphi’ which was the place where people came together with questions about crops, fertility and harvesting. Delphy stands for Worldwide Expertise in Food and Flowers.
AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGRI; AGRIW) is an AgTech company focused on the development and acquisition of crop production know-how and intellectual property augmented by advanced AgTech facilities and solutions. Looking to serve the global market, the Company’s current focus is on North America, Europe, and Asia. The AgriFORCE vision is to be a leader in delivering plant-based foods and products through advanced and sustainable AgTech solution platforms that make positive change in the world—from seed to table. The AgriFORCE goal: Clean. Green. Better. Additional information about AgriFORCE is available at: www.agriforcegs.com.