Birmingham, Alabama 23 February 2012 – Kirchner Private Capital Group (KPCG) today announced that KPCG and its affiliated Food Security Group (FSG) have formed an official affiliation with The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. As part of the affiliation both KPCG and FSG will establish offices at the Institute.

“The affiliation with The HudsonAlpha Institute will lead to several important joint ventures involving both KPCG and The Food Security Group.” said W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, CEO and founder of KPCG and FSG. “The deep domain expertise of the Food Security Group combined with the innovative applications of genomics will be applied to the issues of meeting the food challenge of the burgeoning population around the world. KPCG will serve as an in-house resource to the scientists and entrepreneurs at The HudsonAlpha Institute in the context of commercializing intellectual property and mentoring early stage companies.”

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama, is the cornerstone of the Cummings Research Park Biotechnology Campus. The campus hosts a synergistic cluster of life sciences talent – science, education and business professionals – that promises collaborative innovation to turn knowledge and ideas into commercial products and services for improving human health and strengthening Alabama’s progressively diverse economy. The non-profit institute is housed in a state-of-the-art, 270,000 square-ft. facility strategically located in the nation’s second largest research park. HudsonAlpha has a three-fold mission of genomic research, economic development and educational outreach.

HudsonAlpha’s Director of Communications commented on the importance of the affiliations, “Kirchner Private Capital Group, comprised of successful business people, has applied operational, transactional and investment experience to the unique needs of early and mid-market companies and their investors for more than 27 years. The Food Security Group is dedicated to meeting the challenge of producing sufficient food to feed the world’s expanding population through the commercialization and proliferation of advanced agricultural technologies.”

Affiliation References:

Kirchner Private Capital Group: http://www.kirchnerpcg.com/hudsonalpha-joint-venture/

The Food Security Group: http://www.foodsecuritygroup.com/strategic-relationships/

The HudsonAlpha Institute: http://www.hudsonalpha.org/associates.

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About Kirchner Private Capital Group

Kirchner Private Capital Group is patterned after the original model for a merchant bank. Our team is comprised of successful business people who now apply their operational, transactional and investment experience to the unique needs of early- and mid-stage companies and their investors. We pride ourselves in both the quality and quantity of the long-term relationships we have built over the last 27 years. www.kirchnergroup.com

About The Food Security Group

The Food Security Group was formed to pursue opportunities related to the challenges of producing sufficient food to feed the world’s expanding population through our focus on supporting technologies related to advanced fertilizers and related solutions, enhanced nutrient dynamics, seeds and genetics, pest and disease control and post harvest technologies. Our initial role will be to resolve the business challenges restricting the deployment of high potential agricultural technologies. The Food Security Group was founded, incubated and is advised by Kirchner Private Capital Group. www.foodsecuritygroup.com

About The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is in Huntsville, Alabama. The campus hosts a synergistic cluster of life sciences talent – science, education and business professionals – that promises collaborative innovation to turn knowledge and ideas into commercial products and services for improving human health and strengthening Alabama’s progressively diverse economy. The non-profit institute has a three-fold mission of genomic research, economic development and educational outreach. www.hudsonalpha.org

For further information:

Lew Turnquist
Senior Managing Partner
Kirchner Private Capital Group
Phone: +1 (205) 313-0784
lturnquist@kirchnergroup.com

Steve Dauphin
Partner
Food Security Group
Phone: +1 (205) 588-6024
sdauphin@foodsecuritygroup.com

 

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