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IBI is your strategic business integration and operational excellence partner in the international food & perishables trade industry

Our Vision

To serve Food Business Operators in the international food & perishables sector with integrity by using a fact-based, no-nonsense approach to decision making backed by cutting edge analytics and expert insight.

Our Purpose

Unlocking stakeholder value by guiding strategic partners in the mergers & acquisitions process, raising the bar on operational excellence and innovation through industry 4.0

Fresh water availability, Agricultural waste & Food Security – not words to be taken lightly. At IBI we strive to disseminate the knowledge and expertise gained in numerous facets of the food & perishables trade sector by partnering with food business operators across the value chain. This includes, but is not limited to, providing assistance with: the professionalization of businesses to ensure operational excellence, offering strategic guidance small to medium sized FBOs to achieve sustainable growth whether organically or through mergers & acquisitions, and finally, increasing visibility and adaptability by unlocking innovation made available by industry 4.0 technologies.

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Our Services

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

Operational Due Diligence

Operational Due Diligence

Post Deal Implementation & Business Optimization Strategy

Post Deal Implementation & Business Optimization Strategy

Agricultural Business Finance

Agricultural Business Finance

Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0

Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0

Supply Chain Mapping

Supply Chain Mapping

International Labour Brokering & Candidate Recruitment

International Labour Brokering & Candidate Recruitment


I first met Mr. Davelaar during his tenure at the Lona Group. He has various skills in business management such as Scaling Farming & Commercial Operations, Agricultural Economics, Risk and Financial Management. My experience indicated that he has a strong sense of urgency, approaches business and decision making logically and based on data & analytics, has excellent time and project management skills, and drives the main objective of business: profitability.

I have had the pleasure of working with Irving Davelaar in 2019 – 2020. Many workgroups had to be formed to get stakeholders, industry, government and developers to work together to solve critical (Agri)business problems and develop the new eCert project. Irving chaired and facilitated the main work groups and his contributions were invaluable. Apart from Irving’s vast knowledge of the agricultural industry, his IT & Digitalization knowledge assisted with bringing clarity and agreement among various IT vendors servicing the industry.

One of my “unwritten business rules” is to surround myself with good people… employ people better than myself. I have been successful in achieving that with my team. Irving interacted with myself and my team for a period of 3 months during 2021.

We were all very impressed with his thoroughness, gentle approach, professionalism and above all, his ability to see and understand what makes our business tick.

Our Drive

Continuous and high impact focused contribution to the journey to a Food Secure world for the generations to come

Satisfied Clients

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Irving Davelaar

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