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Oaktree-backed AGRO Merchants buys Grocontinental

The US company's deal for the UK-based cold storage provider is its third European acquisition this year.

PE-backed Hydrofarm expands north of the border

Six months after receiving equity investments led by Serruya Private Equity, the California-based hydroponics wholesaler has acquired two Canadian companies.

Paine Schwartz-backed Global ID acquires Italian organic certifier

The company’s purchase of Bioagricert follows its addition of a Brazilian food safety lab in August.

PE junior salaries soar while managing partners feel the squeeze

US-based associates’ salaries have surged 14% over the past 12 months, but managing partner pay has remained stagnant for the second year running.

The valuation revolution

The next 12 months are set to transform the valuations landscape for alternative investment funds.

Adopting a different waterfall – where will your profit flows end up?

As managers look at alternatives to a standard 8% preferred return and 100% catch-up waterfall, how does this affect how profits flow to investors and the manager? Goodwin’s Michael Halford and Benjamin Yeoh modeled them to find out.

LPs face ‘huge risks’ on co-investments

Co-investment management fees could become more common amid fears that limited partners are rushing into deals to avoid charges. “Everyone is asking for co-investments,” Kaarina Suikkonen, managing partner at Swiss family office advisory Apaja, told delegates at Private Equity International‘s Women in Private Equity Forum on 21 November. “It used to be the way to reduce […]

Phatisa Food Fund 2 gets AfDB backing, targets 22% net returns

As the South African-based manager progresses towards its $300m target, we zoom in on the fund’s terms.

Arlon-backed Door to Door shuts its doors

The portfolio company cites 'recent events in our industry', which a regional competitor suggests likely refers to Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods in August.

OTPP takes dive into aquaculture

The $141bn pension has bought a Canadian mussels producer after a 36-month examination of the sector, OTPP portfolio manager Stephen McLennan tells Agri Investor.