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Paine Schwartz hires former Monsanto strategy exec

Steve Bierschenk’s nearly 20 years at the St Louis-headquartered agrochemical giant culminated in a five-year stint as vice-president of global strategy.

Kainos Capital sells ingredients producer to MidOcean

Florida Food Products snapped up as its new owners look to capitalise on soaring growth in the clean label and packaged meat market.

Consortium poised to take Capilano Honey private and push into China

Australia’s largest honey producer recommends Wattle Hill and Roc Capital’s joint bid, which values the company at $137m.

Oaktree, a pioneer of the cold-storage asset class?

PE-backed Agro Merchants has bought a Philadelphia transport business amid a flurry of acquisitions driven by growing investor confidence in the sector.

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.

MainePERS commits $45m to Paine flagship fund

The $14.3bn pension was also an investor in the previous $893m iteration of the Paine Schwartz Food Chain Fund, which is seeking $1.2bn for the fifth vehicle in the series.

Arable seals California deal, plans merger to boost sliced fruit portfolio

Adam Woiblet, president of Peoples Company west coast affiliate Agribusiness Trading Group, tells Agri Investor private equity interest in the Northwest region’s midstream sector is on the rise.

California poultry business secures $40m in private credit

Great Rock Capital and GemCap Solutions have extended loans to Zacky & Sons, a Fresno-headquartered poultry provider. The former's chief executive tells Agri Investor why he likes the ag sector while other lenders don't.

Exclusive: Paine Schwartz targeting $1.2bn for new Food Chain fund

Minnesota State Board of Investment is considering a $150m commitment to the fifth iteration of the firm's flagship vehicle.

Merger combines family-owned logistics and grain firms

A new energy and ag business will be established through the combination of Savage and Bartlett, which is also considering 'strategic alternatives' for its existing 100,000 head of cattle.

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