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Chris Janiec

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.
Consultancy Bain & Company found the sector was among a select quartet to register growth in 2023 by passing on price increases to consumers as input costs rose.
Managing partner Mark Burgett says E2P's food manufacturing strategy has been aided by the trend among large consumer packaged goods companies to outsource their manufacturing needs.
Director of innovation Heather Thompson says a commitment to Cultivian’s Fund III opened the company’s eyes to the variety of agtech innovation and led to the launch of its VC unit.
CEO Ejnar Knudsen says Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery is the third recent divestment of a Fund II business, reflecting an active stance among strategic investors.
US row crop revenue growth depends on the country’s ability to tap new export markets in a time of growing competition from the Black Sea and LatAm, while reducing a reliance on Chinese buyers.
Ecosystem Investment Partners is raising $650m for its latest environmental restoration strategy that targets wetlands, streams and endangered species habitats.
Arkansas' ESG Oversight Committee has the power to force the state's Teacher Retirement System to divest from private investment funds managed by GPs deemed to be discriminating against companies on ESG grounds.
Managing partner Katrin Burt says the round is designed to help Colorado-headquartered Meati capitalize on a taste and nutrition advantage that could make it a category leader.
Managing partner Phil Erlanger says a pivot away from ag by large investors has helped bring the remaining specialists like Aliment into a ‘more proprietary’ position.
Eucaliptus trees, forestry, timberland
Gerrity Lansing says positive investor sentiment around Latin America has returned to a level last seen around 2015, when the firm closed BTF I on $860m.

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