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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.
Senior managing director Matt Jansen discusses the ongoing shift from globalization to nationalism and how political conditions have shaped his career in global ag markets.
Partner Nicolas Denis says covid-19 has helped erode European farmers’ skepticism of buying inputs and equipment online, which only accounts for annual sales of €150m to €200m in a €138bn market.
Przemek Obloj
Former PSP, CVC and EQT exec Przemek Obloj says the deal and investor pipelines surrounding alternative proteins are the most global he has ever seen.
Corn on the cob with EU flag
Co-founder Eric Archambeau says high-level discussions around the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy framed a fundraising effort that accelerated after covid-19’s initial spread.
Stephen Johnston says listing the firm’s Canadian farmland vehicles on private placement platform DealSquare will help demonstrate the asset is a natural first step for retail investors entering alternatives.
Sustainability manager Nick Reinke says ag carbon credits are ‘a long way away from a free-flowing market’ and prices are ‘a bit arbitrary at this point.’
Equilibrium chief executive Dave Chen says production methods that are ‘asset intensive, not land intensive’ will rewrite ‘the face of agriculture and what it means to scale.’
The firm’s seed development platform produces sought-after attributes such as high protein levels and counts Google’s venture arm, CDPQ and Louis Dreyfus’ venture unit among its investors.
The land-based salmon farmer listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in May while private placements have succeeded in attracting ‘long-only institutions’, says interim CFO Karl Øystein Øyehaug.
Co-founder Gabe Santos says he hopes the fact many institutions 'don’t even have an allocation yet for farmland' means there is space for growing interest to turn into capital commitments. and Dan Little describe how farmland’s evolving investor base helps shape the firm’s fundraising and portfolio strategies.
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