Vertical and Hydroponics Farming Solution

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Project Hydro – Opportunity to acquire the business and assets of a vertical and hydroponics farming solution

High potential business with custom-built agri-tech facility located in the UK

Opportunity Overview

  • Premises with 6,530 sq. m (70,284 sq. ft) ground space and 10 metres available height, and two fenced loading bays
  • Newly refurbished modern warehouse unit situated on a clean business estate, with recently granted planning permission
  • Airlocked environment protecting crops from pests and enabling pesticide-free growth
  • New plant & machinery, 20ft climate chamber research module, an electric substation unit, seeding/picking machinery, new refrigeration equipment, HVAC equipment, water tanks, CO2 installations
  • Highly experienced management team of growers & PhD qualified agricultural scientist, and expertise in managing multi-site fresh food businesses
  • Business partnered with research universities and media coverage over multiple platforms

Business Overview

  • Designed as a fully circular green vertical farming model
  • Capacity to deliver food products to local supply chains
  • Significantly low costs and time input, compared to traditional farming methods
  • Strong ESG credentials and robust agricultural industry challenger aimed at combating food shortages
  • Projected high yield and low emissions business operation ready for launch subject to addition of farming equipment
  • Large addressable market and projected to operate at scale all season round
  • The management team has a clear vision, a set of measurable goals and deliverables, backed with a wealth of experience as growers in agriculture and crop farming

Seeking Further Investment 

  • ¬£8.5 million invested in the infrastructure and business. Further funding required for requisite farming equipment to become fully operational
  • Actionable client list available for execution upon production
  • Well positioned for significant uptake in market penetration and sustainable future growth

Financial Overview

  • High value plant & machinery
  • Long term lease with significant rent deposit in place and premises agricultural business rates exempt
  • Forecasted low OPEX and utilities contract with market leading energy supplier
  • Energy-related saving benefits including solar photovoltaic cells installed on premises, and capability to install additional cells

Contacts

Ian Bacon MRICS

Managing Director

Birmingham Office

+44 (0) 7787 298755

ibacon@hilcoglobal.eu