Capital Markets

For over 20 years, the AgFirst Capital Markets team has provided companies with the capital needed to successfully manage and grow their businesses.

Our team is driven by the Farm Credit Mission - to support the financing needs of agribusiness and rural infrastructure across the United States.  

By leveraging the team’s industry expertise and strong relationships with other financing partners, we are able to deliver solutions tailored to meet the needs of your company.

Your Growth Partner

The AgFirst Capital Markets team is driven by the Farm Credit Mission - to provide stable 
financing for production agriculture, agribusiness, and rural infrastructure across the United
States. By leveraging the team’s industry expertise and a deep network of financial partners,
AgFirst Capital Markets delivers the capital necessary for companies to successfully manage and
grow their businesses.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government-Sponsored Enterprise
  • Farm Credit System Funding Bank
  • AgFirst Corporate Ratings – Aa3/AA-/Stable
  • Stable access to low cost of funds
  • Access to 60+ Farm Credit System investors
  • Strong syndication partner

Lending Limits

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      $225MM for Investment Grade
      $125MM for Non-Investment Grade
                    
Farm Credit System     
       $1.5BN for Investment Grade
       $1BN for Non-Investment Grade

Active and experienced lender to Small Businesses,
Middle Market and Large Corporates

TRANSACTION TYPES
  • Senior Secured & Unsecured
  • Second Lien Financing
  • Sponsor Backed Transactions
  • Refinancing
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Real Estate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recapitalization
  • Working Capital
  • Project Finance
  • Leasing
  • Commodity Finance

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Contacts & Industry Coverage

Nely Fernandez                      Head of Capital Markets
 
Michael Mancini                     Timberlands & Forest Products
 
Steve O’shea                          Pork/Swine; Beef/Cattle
 
Matt Jeffords                           Poultry (Broilers/Turkey/Eggs)
 
Leighton McLendon                Sugar; Citrus/Berries; Fresh Produce; Nursery/Greenhouses
  
Sarah Burton                           Dairy; Wine & Spirits; Tree Nuts
 
Chris Reynolds                        Power; Telecom; Secondary Desk
 
Brandon Waring                      General Agribusiness; Grains; Farm Supply

Hampton Jones                        Associate Portfolio Manager
 

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Highlights

  • Managed Portfolio of $15 Billion
  • Deep industry expertise in:
    • Dairy
    • Hogs
    • Poultry
    • Beef
    • Grains
    • Nurseries
    • Sugar
    • Citrus
    • Timberlands
    • Wood Products
    • Paper and Packaging
    • Power and Renewables
    • Telecom
  • Long-term relationships with customers and partners
  • Active lead arranger and syndication participant
  • Key advisor to companies, delivering Farm Credit financing solutions
  • Access to a large network of financial partners – Farm Credit System lenders, commercial banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, and other institutional investors
 

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