Editors Note: AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to speak with Mitchell Presser, a GAI Innovation Advisory Board Member and Head of U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, regarding his perspective on the relationship between private equity investment and the growth of agtech, a topic that he will be speaking on at the upcoming GAI Conference in San Francisco, running from Monday June 22 to Wednesday June 24.
This week's news-in-brief covers the launch of a new crop-spraying drone, a $20m commitment by New Zealand to combat agricultural emissions, and agribusiness PE fund Arlon leads sugar business M&A.
A further 36 funds, across farmland, agribusiness and agriculture technology, are still in the market targeting $7.5 billion collectively, according to Prequin.
KKR has invested into Yuehai Feed Group through its China Growth Fund in the firm's fifth agriculture-related investment in China.
The agribusiness private equity fund has made the second investment from the newly-closed Fund IV in a busy year of divestments, IPOs and investment for the firm.
Welcome to another week of Fundings in Brief with AgFunderNews, with news from Syngenta, Lariat Partners and an interesting fact about bats in ag.
Private equity and M&A activity in the ag industry continues as a Chinese conglomerate invests into an Israeli agtech company, and Syngenta acquires a farm management software tool.
Welcome to another addition of AgFunderNews’ weekly roundup. Drones are back in the news, PE investors exited a Scottish shellfish company and an organic frozen fruit brand for $600m, and the World Bank's IFC has invested in BigBasket.com
AgFunderNews weekly roundup of fundings, M&A, and food and agriculture policy: what got most people talking this week was Impossible Foods' whopping $108 million Series D round.
Maryland private equity firm Greenfield Capital Partners has invested in a tracking software company for regulators, cultivators and dispensaries across the US.
Impact investment firm Creation Investments Capital Management led the private equity round to support the global expansion plans of Sohan Lal Commodity Management and its agri-financing arm.
Mountain Cleantech has invested into a rare, mature precision ag business called Pessl Instruments, in a new direction for the growth capital firm.
Read about Japanese farm management tool Farmnote, two M&A deals with Indian animal health companies and a $6m Series A for IoT company LinkLabs.
Read about Aqua Capital investing in Brazilian tilapia, precision ag tool Farmers Edge adding to investor roster and a UK-based fund of funds manager launching an agriculture investment product in this week's Fundings in Brief.
The week's fundings in brief include acquisitions by Cargill in Mexico and aquaculture, Solyent's legal pressure from environment watchdog and even more e-grocery fundings in India.
AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to talk to Indian VCs at Aavishkar and Intellecap Impact Investment Network about portfolio company Agro Star and other technologies getting them excited in the sector.
This week's fundings include a private equity fund investment into a fruit and veg multinational, a $2m angel investment into a U.S. drone service and $4m into an Indian e-commerce service for farmers.
Agribusiness Cargill announced plans to build a $30 million shrimp feed facility in Guayaquil, Ecuador last month. Here Ryan Lane shares his insights on the industry's technological developments.
Sprout Organic foods recently announced a new investment partnership with North Castle Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm investing in the health, wellness and active living sectors.