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Meat-processing facilities have been identified as hot spots for coronavirus outbreaks since the early stages of the pandemic. The negative impact of this association will have long-term effects.
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AgFunder founding partner Rob Leclerc says his firm’s dedicated alternative protein fund has attracted incumbents from the meat and dairy space who see the fledgling market as ‘a hedge’.
Chief operating officer Jeremy Alun-Jones says the fund believes valuations in the meat and alternative meat markets are too high, and is seeking to invest in an animal meats best practice platform instead.
The acquisition helps Premium Brands break into markets in Eastern Canada, the region Interprovincial Meats caters to.
Alan Briefel, executive director of the FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) Initiative, explains why Chinese efforts to reduce meat consumption signals exciting – and meatless – opportunities for private investors.
German company Kalle has been passed through four private equity firms' hands.
Farmer shareholders overwhelmingly approved the sale of half the company to the subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Bright Food in return for a NZ$261m capital injection.
UBS and Bill Gates are among the backers in the Series D round for the start-up which is making meat and cheese from plant-based proteins.

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