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Managing director Tai Lin says Eat Just Asia will establish a processing facility and a packaging network throughout the region as part of an alternative protein supply chain-focused strategy.
Founder Nick Cooney says Asian family offices provided 70% of the $23m already raised towards a $50m target, as Asian governments introduce incentives to support investment into the alternative protein space.
Tractor cultivating field
As we edge closer to the half-year mark since much of the world entered lockdown in March, we take a look at how the agriculture asset class has fared.
Vertical farming
Unfold Bio has received an initial $30m in start-up capital from the two founders but future funding rounds could be opened up to external investors.
McWilliam’s Wines has been taken out of family ownership for the first time in more than 140 years after a sale to newly formed Prcstnt Asset Management.
Impact-focused 8F Asset Management is expected to launch two PE funds that will be used to develop salmon farming businesses in China and Brunei, Agri Investor understands.
Agribusiness managing director Anuj Maheshwari discusses the role the state-owned firm could play in improving the global food value chain and why Asia needs tech-hubs to feed itself.
Aquaculture in Norway
The firm's first two funds have almost raised a combined $250m from family offices and will invest in Norwegian ag and energy companies before exporting them to South-East Asia.
Founder John Farris said the direct investment platform has already secured three commitments, including one from a large Asian institution.
Despite the inherent risks global investors face when trying to tap into Asia’s agri-food sector, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to avoid the continent during the next decade.
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