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.
Carlyle managing director Filippo Penatti says the launch of Farmfront Group reflects aspirations to develop agricultural expertise within the buyout fund it drew from, whose LPs have expressed strong interest in the deal.
Storm van Zyl says she is joining the controlled environment farming system provider at a time when growers and governments in hot climate countries are beginning to recognize the company’s competitive advantages.