Where Food Comes From (NASDAQ: WFCF) is a closely held public company based in
Castle Rock, CO, and a leader in the emerging market for independent third-party verification
services for food producers, processors, distributors and retailers throughout the United States.
Silvergrove was engaged to represent IMI in a search for acquisition opportunities to extend the
company’s verification capabilities across all food groups and supply chain participants.
Silvergrove identified and evaluated multiple acquisition candidates for IMI, and the process
resulted in the successful acquisition of International Certification Services (“ICS”), based in
Medina, North Dakota. ICS, founded in 1979, is a leading provider of organic certification
services to the world’s producers and processors of crops, livestock, dairy products, produce and
packaged foods. Together, IMI and ICS provide a comprehensive range of verification services
to the food and agriculture industries for U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”),
international and proprietary programs and standards including organic, antibiotic free, non-
hormone treated, gluten-free, natural, sustainable, and animal welfare.