Savia

Romo's publicly traded company. It has $1.3 billion in debt.

Pulsar Intl.

A private company and a major shareholder in Savia. Sitting on $370 million in debt.

Seminis

Romo's seed company, part of Savia, which he wants to turn into a biotech star. Instead, it has accumulated so much debt that Romo is behind in payments.

Data: BusinessWeek, company reports

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