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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.
At the Agri Investor forum in Chicago last week, delegates discussed the convergence of financial, environmental and social governance considerations in agricultural investments worldwide.
Panellists discussed the opportunities for private equity in agtech.
Panelists at the forum examined the factors influencing agriculture investment decisions among LPs
Despite the slowdown, the bank notes that Chinese imports will continue to be an important driver of the global pork market.
The firm says the decision to sell the Canadian plant was the result of a change in the needs of a local customer.
The Swiss firm's impact investment arm has committed an undisclosed amount of capital to Shared-X, which works with smallholders in emerging markets.
The Colombia-registered company aims to raise $180 million over the next five years, on top of the $35 million it is targeting this year.
Townsend Group has been the investor's advisor since 2011.
The fund has brought on its second institutional investor after MainPERS confirmed an investment in the fund in September.
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