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AeroFarms Emerges from Chapter 11 with New Leadership and a Revitalized Focus

AeroFarms, a pioneer in vertical farming technology, has successfully navigated its way out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company has also welcomed Molly Montgomery as its new CEO, marking a significant turning point in its journey. With court-approved restructuring and a fortified balance sheet, AeroFarms is now focusing on its flagship operation in Danville, Virginia.

Financial Revitalization

Emerging from Chapter 11, AeroFarms has secured an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) with a consortium of existing investors, led by Grosvenor Food & AgTech (GFA). This includes an expanded partnership with Doha Venture Capital. The restructuring injects essential funds into the company, enabling it to zero in on its Danville farm, which has been experiencing a surge in demand and operational efficiency.

New Leadership for a New Chapter

Molly Montgomery, a veteran in the food and agricultural industry, has been appointed as the Acting CEO and Executive Chairperson of the AeroFarms Board of Directors. Montgomery brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles, including CEO positions at CMM and Landec Corporation. She aims to leverage AeroFarms' innovative technology to address the challenges of climate change and food insecurity.

Strategic Focus on Danville Farm

The Danville farm has become the focal point of AeroFarms' operations. The company has ceased spending on projects that do not contribute to the Danville farm's growth, thereby fast-tracking its path to profitability. Since the farm began operations in September 2022, it has seen a steady increase in revenue. Automation projects have further augmented the farm's throughput and efficiency.

Consumer Demand and Product Distribution

AeroFarms' microgreens have garnered strong consumer demand. These products are currently available in over 2,000 retail locations across the United States, including Whole Foods Market and regional stores like Ahold Delhaize and Harris Teeter. According to Nielsen syndicated data, AeroFarms is the fastest-growing packaged salad greens brand by revenue in the U.S.

Investor Insights

Stephan Dolezalek, Managing Partner at Grosvenor Food & AgTech (GFA), emphasized that the restructuring marks a new era in AeroFarms' growth. The company is now focused on scaling its operations to deliver market-leading products through a profitable business model.


AeroFarms' successful exit from Chapter 11 and the appointment of Molly Montgomery as the new CEO signifies a new chapter in the company's history. With a strengthened financial position, a clear focus on its Danville farm, and robust consumer demand, AeroFarms is well-positioned for future growth and profitability.


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