Agroptima and Agrosmart are the two non-US startups that raised funding, joining startups in the animal health, gene-editing, and food delivery subsectors.
Willow Hill Ventures will invest in growth stage agtech companies beyond Series B stage taking advantage of IFC’s portfolio of farmland across the US.
AgFunderNews caught up with Philipp Saumweber, founder and CEO of Sundrop Farms, and Ken Mehlman, global head of public affairs for KKR, to discuss the 2014 investment.
Food delivery, processing and e-commerce fundings dominate this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
The round takes BigBasket's total funding to over $230m as investors question the unit economics of the food e-commerce sector overall.
We have collated 10 of the year's most-read stories for you to enjoy over the festive period while we take a short break from publishing news.
Startups focused on food technology, ag biotech, GPS navigation and food e-commerce make up this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
Paine & Partners acquired the Australian pest control business through its fourth fund as industry insiders discuss the development of the ag biological industry.
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.