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Hong Kong’s Orion Partners wants to add agriculture to its investment offerings by partnering with expert GPs and strategic investors.
The unique investment approach is establishing itself as a key driver of agriculture investment in the Indian economy.
Richard Woodling has joined the Hong Kong-based PE firm to develop water sector investments months after the firm acquired India’s Luminous Water Technologies.
The pan-Asia firm has bought into mainland milk producer Sunlon, sensing opportunity in China’s drive to modernise its agriculture industry.
The value of private equity transactions in India’s agricultural sector is up 75 percent in the first half, though Indian companies have some of the highest valuations in Asia.
The Singapore-based firm is targeting $150m for its fourth fund that will focus on investments in the agricultural and healthcare sectors in China.
The frontier market firm has acquired a stake in Engage Resources to expand the business into Cambodia.
The firm led a funding round of a Chinese water business. Clean tech opportunities are available in China despite sub-sectors with disappointing returns, CLSA MD Peter Kennedy says.
CMIA and China Merchants have completed a $23 million take-private of a Singapore-listed Chinese agriculture company.
The development finance institution has launched a private equity fund with the Indian bank to invest in the region’s SME sector.

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