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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.
Athens, Greece-headquartered Eurodrip has agreed to merge with Rivulis Irrigation of Israel.
Participation in the $4.25m funding round for Kuli Kuli marks the first investments from eighteen94, Kellogg’s $100m venture fund designed to give the company exposure to innovative food ideas.
The National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) quadrennial report on global trends highlights agricultural risks and opportunities between now and 2035.
Sun-Capital-owned soup and salad restaurant chain’s sale of assets is designed to bring the company out of a Chapter 11 process it started in October as the company struggled within rising wage costs.
Farmer Mac’s Curt Covington offers Agri Investor his thoughts on farmland values, alternative lenders and the specter of the 1980s for farmers in their approach to leverage.
Vestar Capital Partners–owned Roland Foods has secured $125m in a recapitalization led by Harvest Partners SCF.
The acquisition of a 16,595-acre farm in southeast Colorado expands the REIT’s presence in hay production following purchase of its first such property last year.
Falconhead Capital has sold its controlling stake in Rita’s Franchise Company to Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital.
Conterra Asset Management founder, president and chief executive officer Paul Erickson tells Agri Investor about loans offered on the firm’s platform and views on debt as an entry point into agriculture for private equity.
The $69bn pension fund’s commitment constitutes a quarter of the capital allocated to the $400m vehicle.

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