07.08.2013

The shares began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market on August 2, 2013 under the symbol "MBII." 

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22.07.2013

A new appointment at Valagro headquarters: as from July 15th, Prem Warrior has taken on the role of Chief Business Development Officer, working directly under the CEO, Giuseppe Natale.

In the past, Prem Warrior worked as Senior Program Officer and Senior Regional Advisor (South Asia) at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He joined the Valagro Group in 2012, first as part of the International Advisory Board, and later as a member of the Board of Directors. The appointment of Prem Warrior forms part of a strategy to develop the scientific research activities promoted by the company in support of international growth in its key markets.

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01.07.2013

The company, which was founded in 2006 and booked $8 million in sales for the 12 months ended March 31, 2013, plans to list on the NASDAQ under the symbol MBII. 

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01.05.2013

MGS Horticultural Inc. a full-service supplier of fertilizers, pest control products, seeds and substrates in North America, together with Haifa Chemicals, recently announced a plan to purchase Plant Products Co. Ltd. Plant Products is Canada’s largest supplier of fertilizer and pesticides in the specialty horticulture market. The deal is anticipated to close by end June.

“This sale will ensure that the marketplace continues to receive world class customer service as well as leading edge products,” said Neil Dolson, President of Plant Products Co. Ltd.

MGS will acquire Plant Products’ Canadian distribution business, sales force and name.

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11.03.2013

FloraMatch application helps growers match Multicote® Controlled Release formulae to their exact crops requirements and growth conditions. This is another Knowledge sharing tool by Haifa assisting growers to optimize plant nutrition.

Haifa, Israel – March 2013. HAIFA Chemicals (www.haifa-group.com), the global supplier of potassium nitrate for agriculture and industry, specialty plant nutrients and food phosphates, today announced another enhancement of its controlled release nutrition product line with the release of the FloraMatch™ mobile application that plans controlled release nutrition for nursery pot plants.

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08.03.2013

On March 8, 2013, SQM VITAS acquired from AGLUKON the Controlled Release Fertilizer (CRF) Technology, Plantacote® Business and Brand name. The deal shall be effective as from May 1, 2013 onwards. SQM VITAS will build a global production facility in a strategically located port area in Western Europe, where SQM VITAS just recently acquired a long term concession.

This new Global Facility will produce both premium and standard CRFs under the Plantacote® brand name in order to supply worldwide customers, active in horticulture, agriculture, turf, growing media and consumer markets.

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23.01.2013

OCP S.A. and its partner Prayon announced end January the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement relating to Prayon’s water soluble MAP (*) technology, globally recognized for the quality of its industrial processes in the water soluble fertilizer sector. OCP will exploit the technology in a water soluble MAP fertilizer production plant, which will have an annual production capacity of 100kT. The plant, which is expected to start production in June 2015, will be constructed at OCP's industrial platform in Jorf Lasfar, Morocco.

 The signing of this agreement with Prayon is OCP’s first step into the precision fertilizers market. It is also consistent with key components of OCP’s commercial strategy to position itself in new and promising markets, and to develop products adapted to its customers’ needs.

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21.12.2012

PARIS (20 December 2012) – Arysta LifeScience Corporation and Laboratoires Goëmar announce today the conclusion of two agreements to develop and distribute Biostimulants and Biocontrol products. Under the first agreement, Arysta LifeScience will have exclusivity for several Goëmar products related to Physio Activator® Technology and Natural Protect® Technology. Under the second agreement, Laboratoires Goëmar will have exclusivity for several Arysta LifeScience products related to Biostimulants and Biocontrol technologies. The two contracts also provide the possibility to expand cooperation to new technologies under development.

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03.12.2012

ICL (TASE:ICL), a multinational fertilizer and specialty chemicals company, announced on Dec 3 that it has launched ICL Innovation Ltd. (www.icl-innovation.com), an Open Innovation program through which it will accelerate its development of sustainable new products and processes to drive the Company’s future growth. ICL will allocate several million dollars a year to fund the program.

Commenting on the news, Mr. Stefan Borgas, ICL’s President and CEO, said, “We are excited to launch a program that opens our Company to the full range of knowledge, creativity and initiative available throughout the world - a path that will help us develop the innovative new products and processes needed to address global needs and to drive our future growth.

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03.12.2012

On 27 November, Wise SGR S.p.A. acting as manager of Wiseqiuty III funds, signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Biolchim Spa from a group of financial investors. Biolchim top management, led by Leonardo Valenti, is investing alongside Wise in a classic MBO deal.

Biolchim is a company involved in the production and distribution of fertilizers, with a particular emphasis on last generation special fertilizers, sector in which the company is one of the most important players in the global arena. The current management team, which joined the company between 2008 and 2010, has initiated a process of evolution of the company from a leadership position in the Italian market, mainly in the traditional products, to a drastic innovation in terms of products and to an important expansion in the international markets. 

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