Much of the analyst team behind the respected Phillips McDougall (PMD) crop protection and seeds market analysis service has transferred to a new business, Agbioinvestor.

Dr John McDougall and Matthew Phillips co-founded PMD in 1999 and it rapidly established itself as the premier source of information on the global crop protection and seeds sectors. The business was acquired by Informa plc in 2013, the company behind the Agra Europe and Agrow brands among other agri-food titles. Both Dr McDougall and Mr Phillips subsequently retired from the business.

Earlier this year, Dr McDougall created Agbioinvestor, an online platform initially providing news and analysis relevant to the global investment community exploring opportunities in the agri-food chain.

This month sees four analysts with more than forty years of collective experience gained in senior analytical and managerial roles at PMD join Agbioinvestor – Fraser McDougall, Allister Phillips, Derek Oliphant and Garry Mabon.  As a result, the platform is expanding its services into the agrochemical and biologicals; seeds & traits; digital agriculture; commodities and related industry sectors, in addition to undertaking bespoke consultancy projects.  

“I am delighted to announce these additions to the Agbioinvestor team,” says Dr McDougall. “This expansion of the team at Agbioinvestor will provide us with the opportunity to deliver industry-leading analytical reports to our valued clients.” These include the Crop Protection Industry Report and The Seed Industry Report, providing qualitative and quantitative analysis of their respective global sectors with key data, market insights and company financials.