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PE-backed Evans acquires Gaytan Foods

The acquisition will enable the Chicago-based pork rind manufacturer to grow its product line and its West Coast presence.

Paine Schwartz backs foodservice provider

Lyons Magnus is partly owned by members of the family that founded Wawona Packing, the fresh produce packaging company that Paine supported in May.

Agri investment needed to ‘root out poverty’

Instead of being ‘poverty traps,’ rural areas can drive economic growth in developing countries, the FAO says.

AfricInvest targets $200m for Maghreb Fund IV, eyes EIB pledge

The bank will decide by November whether to commit to the private equity vehicle, which has the same target as its predecessor but a higher hard-cap.

Stanbic backs Nigerian ag through $140m partnership

Nigeria's government says it is looking at similar arrangements with other institutions to help prop up the country's farmers.

CEO change at Paine Schwartz food safety platform

Brad Riemenapp will replace Ken Ross at the helm of Global ID as the company looks beyond GMO testing.

Exclusive: ADM eyes aquaculture ahead of second close on debut ag fund

The firm is set to complete two deals ‘in the short term’ as it progresses towards a $500m final close in March or April next year.

Private equity-backed Protix acquires Fair Insects

The deal, completed just three months since the company raised €45m, will enable the Dutch firm to expand by adding mealworms, crickets and locusts to its portfolio.

Huron Capital creates surimi platform

The Detroit-based lower mid-market firm plans to combine Aquamar and LM Foods into a single platform focused on providing imitation crab meat to North American food service, food manufacturing and retail channels.

The hefty dividends of beefing up animal welfare

Poor safety standards at China’s mega-farms are threatening investors with a crisis. But the potential returns earned by improving meat production processes provide an opportunity of the same scale.

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