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HighQuest Partners to Release 2010 North American Soybean Processing Industry Outlook Study (12.15.2009)

HighQuest Partners to Release 2010 North American Soybean Processing Industry Outlook Study

Press Release -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- December 15, 2009 – HighQuest Partners, a leading specialist strategy consulting firm focused on the global food, agribusiness, biofuels and biochemicals sectors, is launching a 2010 North American Soybean Processing Industry Outlook study that will be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2010. This study will provide executives and investors across the food, agribusiness and biofuels sectors with unparalleled insights into the dynamics of the global soybean value chain with a detailed overview of soybean processing economics as well as an analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
 “This study has been designed to respond to numerous inquiries HighQuest has received over the past several years from executives in handling and processing companies, financial institutions and investors with interests across the soybean value chain to obtain a better understanding of the dynamics of the soybean processing industry,” stated Bill Devens, a Director in HighQuest’s Global Food, Agribusiness and Biofuels/Biochemicals Practice. “This comprehensive industry overview will provide valuable insights to industry participants ranging from seed technology companies to end customers of soybean products as well as investors considering strategic investments at various points across the soybean value chain.”

The study will focus on key issues and players driving the soybean processing industry including:

• capacity and utilization (including announced capacity additions);
• margins and key margin drivers;
• average operating costs and performance metrics for soybean processing plants;
• projections of industry-wide capacity/investment requirements through to 2020;
• global supply/demand/trade flows of soybeans;
• impact of transportation and storage infrastructure on processing margins and
• profiles of North American soybean processors, including maps of locations and draw areas.

If you are interested in subscribing to the study or have further questions, please contact Bill Devens at (978) 887-8800 or email to
wdevens@highquestpartners.com.

About HighQuest Partners LLC
 
HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com) is a management consulting and strategic advisory firm that helps executive teams around the world to make better informed decisions about their strategies, investments/m&a, and governance. Since 1992, HighQuest and its subsidiary SJH & Company have completed over 500 strategic assignments for strategic players and financial investors & their portfolio companies in the global grain, oilseed, food, agribusiness, biofuels, industrial, & financial services sectors.

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