Suba Seeds USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Suba Seeds Group B.V., a specialty vegetable and legume seed producer and a Paine & Partners, LLC portfolio company, announced that it has acquired Brotherton Seed Company, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1936, Brotherton Seed is a leading independent breeder and producer of high quality pea and bean seeds for the North American processing market. Brotherton Seed operates two production facilities in Central Washington State and has a long history of innovation and R&D, particularly in the area of pea improvement and in pioneering development of multi-podded pea varieties suitable for commercial use. From facilities in Moses Lake and Quincy, Washington, and supported by a network of thousands of acres of qualified seed growers across the Pacific Northwest, Brotherton Seed services commercial customers across North America.

Jerome Brotherton, Managing Director of Brotherton Seed, will continue to support Brotherton’s development as a full-time consultant under Suba’s ownership, and Brotherton’s entire team will join the Suba platform.