Category Archives: Private Equity

DJI Launches Agriculture Drone, COP21 Encourages Agricultural Commitments, FDA Approves GMO Salmon, Arlon Leads Sugar M&A, more

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.

Private Equity Exits Worth $600m, CyPhy Drones Startup Raises $22m, IFC Backs Indian Food E-Commerce and more – weekly roundup

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

Private Equity Investors Set Their Sights on Food & Agriculture

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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.

Precision Irrigation Provider Hortau Secures $5M Investment from ACAP

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Precision irrigation management provider Hortau announced earlier this week that it has secured $5 million in funding from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP). ACAP, which holds a Rural Business Investment Company license from the U.S.