Niche financial services group Ecsponent said on Thursday it was seeking to take a 45.6% stake in Botswana-based seed distributor Crosscorn.

The company would buy 26.5% of the common shares in Crosscorn, which has a more than 50% market share of maize seed sales in Botswana. It also sells close to half of the country’s sorghum, cowpeas and animal-fodder seeds...

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