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.
Ascendant Partners’ Mark Warren says growing consumer demand and product innovation helped bring strategic and financial investor interest in the Organic Ventures’ unit offering grains like quinoa, durum and spelt.
Carlyle managing director Taj Sidhu says the loan fits within the Credit Opportunities Fund’s focus on non-sponsored borrowers and will partially be used to support expansion targeting markets in Asia.