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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.
A European private equity firm has agreed to purchase a crop protection and nutrition-focused unit of Sapec Group, a Portuguese conglomerate.
Africa farmer and donkey
Latin America proved popular among delegates, but political unrest and liquidity challenges exist.
Implications of the recently-announced merger with American Farmland Company dominated discussion on Farmland Partners' Q3 conference call.
Paine & Partners Eyes Fund IV: tractor
USDA programme looks to assist development of agricultural projects that might otherwise face difficulty securing funding during early stages.
Jim Gasperoni, head of real assets at Aberdeen Asset Management, an investment manager with $402.9bn in assets under management, speaks to Agri Investor about the evolution of farmland investing and the institutionalisation of the asset class.
A $10m loan from FMO will be used to help support farmers in Paraguay and help ensure sustainability in the nation's agribusiness sector.
The heavy concentration of ownership within local markets is among the factors making it difficult for investors to access opportunities, panelists said
At the Agri Investor forum in Chicago last week, delegates discussed the convergence of financial, environmental and social governance considerations in agricultural investments worldwide.
Panellists discussed the opportunities for private equity in agtech.
Panelists at the forum examined the factors influencing agriculture investment decisions among LPs
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