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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.
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.
The Wisconsin-based niche foods provider hopes to capitalize on increased interest in baking among young consumers.
The deal for Sweet Harvest Foods follows through on the firm’s announced plans to use Natural American Foods as a platform for acquisitions.
Strong yields and soybean prices help support Midwest farmland markets widely expected to fall in the year ahead.

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