Marubeni's Gavilon Hunts for Grain-Trade Deals to Expand in U.S.

  • CEO Batchelder targets assets such as elevators in Montana
  • Valuations have not followed crop prices lower, CEO says

Gavilon Group LLC, the major U.S. grain trader controlled by Marubeni Corp., is on the hunt for deals to expand its crop buying, storing and hauling capacity into the U.S. West and South as new Chief Executive Officer Lewis Batchelder charts a path for growth amid a commodity rout.

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