IMI Global

IMI Global ("IMI") is a closely held public company based in Castle Rock, CO, and a leader in the emerging market for independent third party verification services for food producers, processors, distributors and retailers throughout the United States. Silvergrove was engaged to represent IMI in a search for acquisition opportunities to extend the company’s verification capabilities across all food groups and supply chain participants. Silvergrove identified and evaluated multiple acquisition candidates for IMI, and the process resulted in the successful acquisition of International Certification Services, Inc. ("ICS"), based in Medina, North Dakota. ICS, founded in 1979, is a leading provider of organic certification services to the world’s producers and processors of crops, livestock, dairy products, produce and packaged foods. Together, IMI and ICS provide a comprehensive range of verification services to the food and agriculture industries for U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), international and proprietary programs and standards including organic, antibiotic free, non-hormone treated, gluten-free, natural, sustainable, and animal welfare.

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