A gavilon may be one of the world's smaller hawks, but The Gavilon Group is a fast-growing operation that keeps a sharp eye on its global network of food and fuel commodities. The company provides storage and handling, transport, marketing and distribution for grain, feed ingredients, fertilizer, and energy products. Customers include food manufacturers, livestock producers, fertilizer wholesalers, oil refineries, and power producers. Spun off by ConAgra Foods in 2008, the company is owned by Gavilon management, investment firm General Atlantic, and hedge funds Soros Fund Management and Ospraie Management.
In 2011 the company acquired farm product warehouser DeBruce Grain, which expanded Gavilon's agricultural business in Mexico and the US. It was followed early the following year by the acquisition of Brazil's AgriService, which provides marketing and logistics for corn and soy products in that country. – less