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The food and agribusiness private equity firm attracted investment from the Middle East for the first time and exceeded its $800m target.
MycoTechnology is raising $5m to $10m to develop its technology platform aimed at enhancing food flavours naturally and improving nutritional value. Major food companies are also considering making bids to acquire the company outright.
Aqua Capital, the Brazilian agribusiness private equity firm, has created the largest cold storage group in Brazil by merging portfolio company Comfrio Soluções Logísticas with Stock Tech Logística.
Mote Marine Laboratory, a non-profit research centre and aquarium, sold its sturgeon and caviar production operation to VC firm Southeast Venture Holdings last month. Here, Hayley Rutger, manager at Mote, talks about the commercial and investment potential in the sector.
In the wake of EU approval of the Juncker Investment Plan last week, Copa-Cogeca has written to the EU Commission president calling for the infrastructure scheme to include investment into the agri sector.
Hampton Creek has raised $90m in a round led by Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures and Silicon Valley VC firm Khosla Ventures.
An Agri Investor poll reveals that 40% of respondents believe climate change will affect the sector the most.
Samantha Wai, associate at Innovation Endeavors, explains the thinking behind Farm2050, the agtech funder and support initiative.
The DFI is building a dedicated team to focus on food and agri investments as part of a plan to increase its exposure to the sector across Asia.
The Harvest Fund will invest into listed securities in the food and alcohol industry.

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