What we do

We draw on our expertise across industries and capabilities to develop and implement solutions that deliver the best results. Bain has a global network of agribusiness experts, and we work jointly with agricultural companies to address opportunities across agriculture sectors, including:

  • Agricultural chemicals and fertilizer producers
  • Biofuels
  • Protein (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish)
  • Dairy
  • Crops (corn, oilseeds, wheat, rice, sugarcane)
  • Agriculture equipment (tractors, grain/protein processing equipment)

We help our clients to build their growth strategies and adjust them to cope with emerging challenges. Working together with client teams, we help to develop practical programs for cost reduction, capital management and merger integration support. In all our projects we have one goal: generating significant and tangible value for our client.

Our perspective

The agribusiness industry is changing rapidly. Global demand will require a 50%+ increase in production of major agricultural crops over the next 40 years. Sources of new land are limited; therefore, greater yield is critical to meeting the ever-increasing global demand. Western economies (US, Brazil, Canada) are becoming even more important exporters to the rest of the world. The most successful companies in the agricultural sector historically have either participated across multiple segments of the value chain or have achieved large scale in a dedicated area of focus.

Going forward, companies will have to compete in an increasingly complex environment, which includes increasing competition for resources as alternative fuel sources; more environmental pressure on farming techniques; and competing governmental priorities that suppress optimal global yield and trade flows. Bain works alongside companies to navigate these and many other pressing issues to achieve sustainable results.

We develop insights that work for our clients. Our approach and recommendations are highly customized and lead to practical actions. Visit Bain Insights to read more, or stay current on the topics you care about most by downloading the Bain Insights app today.
Our team

We work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick. We have a core group of senior chemicals experts that we deploy across the globe.

Our leadership team

  • Dalton
  • Dalton Maine

    Leader of Bain's Global and Americas Agribusiness practices


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  • Fernando
  • Fernando Martins

    Leader in Bain's North American Agribusiness practice


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  • Luís Renato
  • Luís Renato Oliveira

    Leader in Bain's South American Agribusiness practice

    São Paulo

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  • Scott
  • Scott Duncan

    Leader in Bain's North American Agribusiness practice


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  • Satish
  • Satish Shankar

    Leader of Bain's APAC Agribusiness practice


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In addition to the leaders listed above, we have an extensive and diverse team of experts ready to serve the needs of clients worldwide. Please contact us to submit a business inquiry.