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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.
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.
Founder Paul Lightfoot says a wider investor base is being attracted to indoor farming, with no players in the space 'close to tapping out any of the major markets' as infrastructure funds lie in wait.
Rabobank's Anne Greven says a community of investors including ADM, Pepsi and Germin8 Ventures has developed around FoodBytes, the bank's startup discovery platform.
JPMorgan, IBM and Barclays are among the first companies to agree to a carbon credit purchase price with Indigo as global corporate sustainability targets threaten to outstrip supply.
Founder Michael Butler says covid-19 has exacerbated longstanding labor availability concerns that will pull traditional ag investors further into robotics markets in the years to come.
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