SIOUX FALLS, S.D., — Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) announced today that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of AgSync, Inc., an ag logistics software company headquartered in Wakarusa, Ind. The cash transaction is expected to close on January 1, 2019. The acquisition will align under the company’s Applied Technology division, a leading technology provider in the precision agriculture industry, and greatly enhance its Slingshot platform by delivering a seamless logistics solution for ag retailers, custom applicators and enterprise farms.
“As part of Raven’s continued commitment to ag retailers and commercial applicators, this acquisition will be a significant springboard into further advancements for, and the expansion of, the Slingshot ecosystem,” stated Brian Meyer, Vice President and General Manager of Raven Applied Technology. “By combining our strengths, Slingshot will be the most complete logistics solution on the market, providing seamless data workflow and a fully-connected cab.”
AgSync, Inc., established in 2008, has developed solutions for ag retailers, aerial applicators, forestry, seed companies and enterprise customers to overcome challenges related to managing large fleets, multiple locations, limited personnel and disconnected software systems in their operations. As AgSync has been a Raven Slingshot partner for several years, the acquisition will further integrate its capabilities into the platform and into the cabs of various application equipment.
“This acquisition will provide our customers with significant benefits, especially during the most critical times of the year for ag retailers and custom applicators,” commented Paul Welbig, Director of Slingshot Services and Logistics for Raven Applied Technology. “The combined solution will improve the bottom-line of our customers by enabling them to organize work tasks more effectively, improve fleet efficiency, reduce errors and streamline documentation — all via a completely connected solution.”
AgSync, Inc. has annual sales of approximately $3 million in the last twelve months.