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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.
Mbuyu Capital Partners co-founder Michiel Timmerman says low or non-existent fees for co-investments in Africa feed demand for such deals among his pension fund and endowment clients.
Mitchell Presser says ongoing consolidation of supply chains and agriculture-focused technologies is likely to drive deal activity in the years to come.
Registered investment advisors have long asked after a product to expand farmland exposure among retail investors, says Timbrel Capital’s Amanda Teeple.
Quantified Ventures’ Mark Lambert says an expanded Soil and Water Outcomes Fund launched in early April could attract both debt and equity investors in the future.
The firm that launched Indigo Agriculture has set its sights on increasing transparency in US farmland markets through CIBO Technologies, says general partner Ignacio Martinez.
Senior vice-president Neil Juhnke says the sale comes after a one-year trial confirmed the facility would struggle to compete in a retail inputs market increasingly defined by consolidation and scale.
Generation Investment Management growth equity co-head Lila Preston says strategic partners within its investor syndicate help the company rank among the most scaleable of alternative protein startups.
Rick Vanzura says he expects coronavirus will increase the urgency with which universities, hotels and governments prepare for global trends.
CEO Jeff Dunn says that over the next few years, the Butterfly-backed carrot and juice supplier plans to double the capacity of an Arizona processing facility acquired from Rousseau Farming.
‘We want this to be something that gets incredibly hot in two, six or nine years from now,’ said the Ospraie founder about the inputs and biologicals strategy the firm is pursuing in ag.

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