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Is Unigrains’ strategic-financial model a threat to PE?

Founded by France’s grain growers to promote their sub-sector, the firm remains something of a unique beast – for now.

Investors unfazed by transatlantic row over gene-editing

More emerging markets are likely to follow the US’s intent to ‘re-double’ efforts to develop the technology than Europe’s stringent regulatory stance unveiled last week, says Pontifax’s Ben Belldegrun.

Unigrains pre-empts auction to buy world’s largest maker of baking equipment

The French group will acquire a rare majority stake in Mecatherm for €120m in a bid to internationalize and strengthen its control over the grain value chain.

Why Paine Schwartz’s food safety company keeps gobbling up peers

Brad Riemenapp, chief executive of newly rebranded FoodChain ID, tells Agri Investor he expects the company will have doubled in size by the end of his first full year.

Italy’s first ag fund targets double-digit returns

IDeA Agro has raised around 80% of its €100m target from a clutch of institutional investors. MD Gianandrea Perco tells Agri Investor why he thinks a successor fund could be much bigger.

Paine Schwartz food safety platform buys Benelux peer

Brad Riemenapp, chief executive of Global ID, calls the region a priority growth market as the Iowa headquartered company expands its international footprint.

Paine portfolio biologicals company brings in new CEO

Peter Berwerger, already a member of Paine’s Portfolio Excellence Platform, has assumed the role of chief executive at AgBiTech after having held the same role with Paine’ irrigation company.

British berry growers lament Brexit-induced labor drought

A large majority of producers already have trouble hiring seasonal workers and expect price hikes to kick in soon, according to a report by the sector’s industry body.

AMERRA company teams with Abu Dhabi SWF in double aquaculture deal

Andromeda and Mubadala have secured majority stakes in Nireus Aquaculture and Selonda Aquaculture from a consortium of Greek banks.

Exclusive: SLM in final stretch of €60m debut Irish timber fundraising

The firm is one or two LPs away from being able to close the vehicle, investment director Darius Sarshar tells Agri Investor. We zoom in on the fund’s investor base, strategy and expected returns.

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