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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.
Farmer Mac’s Curt Covington offers Agri Investor his thoughts on farmland values, alternative lenders and the specter of the 1980s for farmers in their approach to leverage.
Vestar Capital Partners–owned Roland Foods has secured $125m in a recapitalization led by Harvest Partners SCF.
The acquisition of a 16,595-acre farm in southeast Colorado expands the REIT’s presence in hay production following purchase of its first such property last year.
Falconhead Capital has sold its controlling stake in Rita’s Franchise Company to Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital.
Conterra Asset Management founder, president and chief executive officer Paul Erickson tells Agri Investor about loans offered on the firm’s platform and views on debt as an entry point into agriculture for private equity.
The $69bn pension fund’s commitment constitutes a quarter of the capital allocated to the $400m vehicle.
The deal for a 75 percent stake in Gastronomia & Negocios uses equity from Carlyle’s $308 million Peru Fund.
Next year will see the nature of private equity entries, exits and personnel continuing to adapt to a series of mergers in the wider agricultural sector.
Structural headwinds and a crowded landscape both cloud prospects in the year ahead for timber markets.
Agriculture has migrated to the center of the world’s most consequential, and perhaps most complicated, bilateral relationship.

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