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Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Senior VP Mike Cerchiaro says European and Asian LPs’ interest in timber helped drive a reorganization that also aims to deepen engagement with carbon sequestration and conservation finance.
Head of timberland investment Tom Sarno says Hancock’s South American expansion will involve work with local companies like AMATA, which plans to open a cross laminated timber facility next year.
Analyst Beyhan de Jong says insect protein prices will fall in about five years as regulatory change clears the way for increased supply to animal feed markets.
Cameron Geiger says he will help the controlled-environment ag company respond to large retailers’ demand for reliable, large-scale production.
New Current Land and Water principal David Orth says his firm sponsored EDF's latest report to advance a land repurposing dialogue that avoids the negative associations of ‘fallowing’.
Managing partner Reuben Munger says the Sustainable Asset Fund exceeded its $1bn target and the four and a half month fund raise reflects investor appetite for sustainable real assets.
Darren Rabenou says a key part of the firm's future approach will include partnering with LPs on co-investments as it seeks opportunities in area including in storage, processing and agtech.
Partner Andrew Sweet compares partially or fully developed fruit genetics libraries produced by government funding that has since dried to ‘stranded assets’, which the firm wants to acquire.
Founder Josh Tetrick says becoming a public company ‘makes sense’ for Eat Just as it seeks to change global food value chains and attracts sovereign wealth funds.
A presentation to the pension details PGIM Agricultural Finance & Investments’ plan to raise $600m from a small number of investors and add to an existing $400m farmland portfolio.
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