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.
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.