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Chris Janiec

Chris Janiec is a reporter with Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London and Greece. 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.

Exclusive: IFAD/Ant ag financing tie-up to offer $170m in China grants

IFAD’s representative in China and Mongolia tells Agri Investor the online payments powerhouse will provide market intelligence to help evaluate business proposals.

NMSIC advised to move away from ag funds, focus on co-investments

Townsend is calling on the endowment – an LP in ag vehicles run by Brookfield, Agriculture Capital and others – to turn its attention to 'unique situations' such as secondaries.

Shrinking US farmer capital creates ‘evident’ opportunity for institutions

University of Illinois' Bruce Sherrick reckons 'the neighbors are running out of money' in the Midwest.

EXEO partners Norfund to inject $17m into African flower grower

The firm is betting on consolidation of the global horticulture market with the second deal of its follow-on fund, which it is currently raising.

Paine Schwartz adds ex-Monsanto exec as operating director

Rick Greubel joins the food and agribusiness-focused firm while it continues to develop its $300m-$400m earlier-stage vehicle.

Exclusive: AGR backs South Carolina peach grower

Chief executive Ejnar Knudsen says the TIAA affiliate plans to entice regional peach and vegetable growers to Titan Farms’ processing facility to leverage the company’s advantageous location.

Westchester hires Romania director

After stints with Spearhead International and Cargill, Greta Lupu joins Westchester in a country identified as a target market for the TIAA European Farmland Fund.

Amundi ag-focused equity fund eyes institutional follow-on

The Food for Generations fund looks to beat the MSCI World Index by backing a portfolio of public companies with minimal exposure to ag production cycles, says portfolio manager Stéphane Soussan.

AgIS adds Hancock execs

Stephen Kenney and Danielle Harris have joined the Boston-based firm, with Kenney telling Agri Investor he hopes the role will allow him to view the asset class through 'a different set of lenses.'

Cargill makes $20m upgrade to Minnesota egg facility

Ag giant’s latest move is in response to 'dynamic and competitive' protein market, says firm.

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