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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.
The acquisition of Avocado Ridge marks the first completed in collaboration with Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management under a deal announced last month.
Snooze, which runs 17 locations across Colorado, California, Arizona and Texas, specialises in breakfast and lunch options in metro areas and has a focus on sustainability.
The challenging profit margin environment US farmers face will continue until at least 2018, according to Rabobank’s senior grains and oilseeds analyst Sterling Liddell.
Pilgrim's Pride said the acquisition would help expand into the upper Midwest while addressing evolving consumer demands, though Humane Society rejected the claims of 'humanely-raised' chickens.
The $150m Tyson New Ventures fund will look to partner with companies across the agriculture, nutrition, advanced materials, data and other related sectors.
Food industry mergers and acquisitions will continue to be shaped by rapidly-changing consumer tastes and an increasing focus on the health and environmental aspects of food, according to Rabobank analysts.
A regulatory filing from the NGP Capital Management affiliate reveals further progress in fundraising on its second agribusiness fund.
An Ospraie Management spin-out has acquired Diamond of California in a continuation of the firm’s focus on the nut sector.
The Dutch development bank has helped secure financing for a Peruvian-Danish joint venture’s pursuit of environmental and social sustainability in agriculture.
The merged company will look to expand and focus on the provision of healthy prepared food options.

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