Managing Director, Conway MacKenzie
As a managing director, Harve specializes in agriculture advisory with a focus on agribusiness companies experiencing financial distress.
Harve Light has worked with both healthy and distressed companies. He specializes in providing strategic services including crisis management, strategic planning, financial analysis and big data analytics. Harve has worked with hundreds of middle market companies across a wide range of industries throughout North America including agriculture, real estate, technology, automotive, retail and, consumer products. He has a solid reputation as a pragmatic and realistic practitioner in turnaround situations. With over 20 years corporate banking and special assets experience, Harve brings a unique perspective of how creditors approach troubled situations. He is known for eliminating the adversarial environment, gaining consensus among stakeholders, and for his deep experience in the agriculture industry.
Domestic M&A activity has been strong for the last several years, especially in the middle market, and transaction multiples remain at record highs. But these multiples vary widely by sector, especially in agriculture.
The agriculture economy is facing a host of game-changing issues, including low commodity prices over the last several years and labor supply issues.
Thin gross margins, fluctuating commodity prices and ever-increasing storage costs make proper inventory management critical to the overall profitability of your operation.