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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.
Flagship general partner Ignacio Martinez says the company’s integrated approach to pest management has an initial focus on olive pests and citrus greening, with plans to achieve revenue by early 2022.
Managing director Nicolas Leyssieux says the C$365bn pension aims to deploy about C$2bn over the next five years, with a primary focus on the US and Australia.
The $4.2bn deployed over two decades in the Chesapeake Bay could provide lessons for investors and policymakers as the need for a private capital injection looms large.
Environmental Policy Innovation Center executive director Timothy Male says predictable public spending has helped make the 64,000 square mile ecosystem the country’s most receptive to private conservation capital.
Portfolio manager Sameer Jinnah says fund investments and partnerships with the likes of Westchester and Paine Schwartz have supported the C$171.3bn pension’s aspiration to increase direct investments in global forestry and ag.
Ponsi Trivisvavet says the Series D will support development of the Flagship Pioneering-backed startup’s next-generation corn and soybean seeds, which are likely to reach markets within a ‘couple of years.’
Water flowing from fountain
BlueTriton’s dispute with the California State Water Resources Control Board will help demonstrate whether plans for more forceful regulation of water use will be shaped by dry conditions on the ground.
Founder Matt Crisp says the plant-based protein supply chain has been the natural ‘proving ground’ for the company’s data and analytics platform, which can also support future food system trends.
Post covid-19 challenges faced by small wineries in a market undergoing structural change were highlighted in a recent Rabobank report.
The former Nestlé Waters North America was acquired by One Rock Capital and Metropoulos & Co for $4.3bn earlier this year and has been directed to 'stop its unlawful activities' by regulators.
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