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Pinnacle Holdings Announces the Acquisition of 3-D Chemicals and 3-D Fertilizer

Friday, March 8, 2013 - St. Martinville, LA

Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC (“Pinnacle”) has acquired the assets of 3-D Chemicals, LLC, 3-D Chemicals Inc., 3-D Fertilizer, LLC and 3-D Fertilizer Inc. (“3-D”). Headquartered in St. Martinville, Louisiana, 3-D was founded in 1976 by David Degeyter. 3-D currently operates two locations in St. Martinville and New Iberia, with associated warehouses, primarily servicing the sugarcane growing area in Louisiana west of the Atchafalaya Basin.

“I am very pleased to announce the addition of 3-D Chemical and Fertilizer to our growing Pinnacle portfolio,” said Kenny Cordell, CEO of Pinnacle. “David Degeyter is a highly-respected veteran in the sugarcane industry. Together with his team of highly-skilled employees, they have built a fine operation and a marquee brand. With the acquisition of 3-D, Pinnacle gains further access into the important and valuable South Louisiana sugarcane market. Together with G&H Seed Company, 3-D will operate as a significant member of the Jimmy Sanders team, providing high quality inputs and full-service capabilities to Southern growers.”

“The principles on which I have built not only my business, but also my career, have rested upon integrity and superior customer service,” said David Degeyter. “I am excited to become part of an organization whose principles mirror those of 3-D and its staff. With the experience, network and resources of both Pinnacle and Jimmy Sanders, we intend to substantially enhance our product and service offerings and continue working tirelessly for our valued customers.” 

Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC was established in mid-2012 by a management team lead by Kenny Cordell and financed by Apollo Global Management, LLC. Its mission is to create a best-in-class national retail distribution entity through acquisitions and “greenfield” retail establishment. For more information, visit www.pinnaclead.com. 

3-D Chemicals and 3-D Fertilizer were established in 1976 by David Degeyter, primarily servicing growers in the sugarcane industry in South Louisiana. The company operates two locations in St. Martinville and New Iberia, supplying pesticides, dry and liquid fertilizer, lime, custom application services, agricultural consulting services and pipe and fittings for drainage and irrigation systems. 3-D Chemicals also grows and sells certified sugarcane seed in conjunction with Kleentek. 

Jimmy Sanders Incorporated, established in 1953, is one of the largest agricultural input supply and distribution businesses in the country. The company currently services growers across Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas and Oklahoma. Jimmy Sanders is multifaceted in its operations, which include seed production and sales, agricultural chemical distribution, bulk handling of fertilizer, precision agriculture services and general merchandise for the farming, livestock and wildlife industries.