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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.
Aqua Capital partner Gustavo Eiben says an active pipeline and the €532m Biotrop exit were key to helping the firm to surpass its $400m target for its Fund III.
Cobalt previously operated as Green Plains Cattle Company, a JV between AGR, StepStone and Nasdaq-listed ethanol producer Green Plains.
Los Angeles-headquartered Agrovision describes assets in a region of Peru transformed by a recent irrigation project as the flagship within a network providing year-round access to premium berries.
Forest with Moose swimming in lake
Domain Timber Advisors chief executive Joe Sanderson says a ‘quiet period’ has provided an opportunity for managers to strategize how they will meet LPs’ evolving forestry demands.
A lawyer representing creditor Rabo Agrifinance told a bankruptcy court judge the universe of potential buyers for the almond portfolio is relatively small but a 'fire sale' may still be in the offing.
An agreement between UK-based Drax and Molpus Woodlands Group shows how plans to build bioenergy with carbon capture (BECCs) projects could create new pulpwood demand in the years ahead.
Chief executive Alex Finkral says the firm’s Sumitomo-backed debut fund takes a broad approach to generating returns but neglecting carbon would mean 'you are probably doing your investors a disservice'.
EXEO senior partner Avril Stassen says the fact abalone producers export their product and sell to a dollar market helped TerraSan act as a currency hedge within the firm’s $146m Agri-Vie Fund II.
Negative appreciate across numerous permanent crops such as almonds, pistachios and citrus fruits wiped out income returns on a net basis.
The firm expanded its partnership with iCapital last year to include access to farmland investments through its open-end Global Farmland Fund.

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