Tag: funding

Netafim, $500 million in Debt Financing Round

Netafim, the world’s largest provider of drip irrigation services announced a $500 million debt financing on March 6th from Israel Discount Bank, Union Bank of Israel, Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank and HSBC.

LemnaTec Secures $5.6M From Anterra Capital

LemnaTec which has developed a high-throughput research platform and agricultural analysis software, has received a $5.6 million equity investment from Anterra Capital. This news arrives after a successful financing round led by DEWB, the German private equity firm.

3D Robotics Raises $50M for Drone Expansion

On the heels of the Federal Aviation Administration’s recently proposed regulations on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), California-based 3D Robotics successfully raised $50 million Wednesday led by Qualcomm Ventures. This round of funding is the largest yet by a U.S.

AgriMetis Closes $7.3M Series A

AgriMetis, a biotech company developing crop protection agents, closed a $7.3m Series A led by Syngenta Ventures and Acidophil. Lutherville-based Agrimetis, which was co-founded in 2014 by Acidophil, is taking a new approach to keeping pests at bay on the farm.

2014 Roundup: Top Drone Deals

Despite current regulations keeping drones grounded, $86 million was invested into the burgeoning UAV industry last year.
Mosaic Company Buys ADM Fertilizer Operation in Brazil and Paraguay

Mosaic Company Buys ADM Fertilizer Operation in Brazil and Paraguay

The Mosaic Company keeps getting bigger.

 

The Mosaic Company has announced it has acquired a fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million. Archer Daniels Midland Company previously owned the fertilizer business, and the purchase price assumed the delivery of $150 million in working capital at closing.

COFCO to Pay $1.5B for Majority of Ag-sector of Noble Group

COFCO to Pay $1.5B for Majority of Ag-sector of Noble Group

China’s largest grain trader China National Cereals, Oil and Foodstuffs Corp, or “COFCO,” and mainland private-equity firm Hopu Investment Management Co. have agreed to pay $1.5 billion for a majority of shares from the agribusiness sector of Noble Group Ltd., a Singaporean supplier of agricultural and energy products.

Blue River Technology Raises $10M in Series A-1

Blue River Technology Raises $10M in Series A-1

Wednesday morning’s announcement of a Series A funding in the ag space tells us that while developing commercial robots may have a high price tag, investors are betting it will provide an even higher reward.