IBI acquires Phillips McDougall
Agrow's parent company, Informa Business Information (IBI), has acquired the UK consultancy, Phillips McDougall (Edinburgh). Phillips McDougall was set up 1999 and provides market research data and consultancy services for the agrochemical and seed industries. "The acquisition of Phillips McDougall gives us a clear market leading position in the crop protection sector, alongside Agrow," says IBI commercial managing director Phil Smith. The two businesses are highly complementary, given Agrow's strength in global news delivery and Phillips McDougall's expertise in market data and analysis, he adds. Phillips McDougall believes that this transaction will significantly enhance the company’s market intelligence capabilities.