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Joint ventures, new funds and private placements all focused on securing exposure to new and existing aquaculture businesses points to a long-term interest in the industry.
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Quirch has a strong customer base among small supermarkets and independent chains and the Colorado Boxed Beef acquisition will give it exposure to national US chains.
Chief executive and former Harvard natural resources MD Colin Butterfield says AIG’s desire to back his team’s food and ag strategy helped catalyze the creation of Solum.
The food-focused subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s $300bn Public Investment Fund increased its 20% stake in Minerva Foods it purchased in 2016 to 33.8%.
Aqua founder and managing partner Sebastian Popik says Puravida will continue developing its 'farm to mouth' business model within Brazil through 2021 and could later expand across global markets.
The vehicle has already made four investments across its mandate, with Peruvian agribusiness Phoenix Foods and solar energy solutions provider SunColombia among the early beneficiaries.
The Canadian fruit and vegetable distribution and marketing company plans to service new export markets from the South American nation.
Cows in the Field, south of Chile
The move comes after two failed follow-on fundraising attempts and a raft of senior departures over the years.
Close up of avocados
Harvard Management Company was forced to write off $1bn of 'deeply troubled assets' in 2017 but made investments totaling $100m in its last fiscal year.
The NZ co-operative has taken its stake to 99.9% and has offered to buy the remaining 0.1 percent, with the Chilean business recently impacted by ‘challenging market conditions’.
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