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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.
The current fundraising environment for agribusiness is seen as similar to the period immediately following the global financial crisis.
Managing director Rekha Unnithan says investors are increasingly looking at impact from a private equity perspective.
The Nature Conservancy managing director Charlotte Kaiser said the body could work with RRG in several ways to achieve a conservation outcome.
Kevin Helash
Kevin Helash says he expects consolidation among biologicals producers to gather pace in the next 12-24 months, as investors focus on strengthening the sub-sector’s early leaders.
HKW vice-president Tom Shaw says the competitive acquisition process for Mike and Mike's is just one indication that 'institutional investors are highly interested in' the produce distribution market.
Joe Azelby
UBS group managing director Joe Azelby sees promising demand drivers for farmland but the lack of 'scalable doorways' will limit large investors.
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Touchdown Ventures principal Selina Troesch Munster says dedicated venture capital units have become 'almost table stakes' for corporates active in food and agriculture.
GIIN co-founder Amit Bouri says connections to rural poverty, social justice and climate change have helped make food and agriculture the most common sector for impact investors.
The Canadian fruit and vegetable distribution and marketing company plans to service new export markets from the South American nation.
The ag merchant and processor’s 2019 annual report suggests alternative proteins, traceability and food waste are among subsectors where LDC Innovations will deploy capital.
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