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.
The fund raised capital predominantly from institutional investors including university endowments, funds of funds, insurance companies, and asset managers.
DAF is backed by the Danish government and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), in collaboration with two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PKA.
The new fund, which will focus on mid-market investment opportunities in sustainable food processing and production companies, is targeting a $500m final close in 2018.
Sixty-seven percent of the large institutional investors invested in agriculture in Prequin's database said they were interested in investing in agtech.
The cannabis fund, which first launched last year to limited investor reception, is targeting $20 million to $25 million to invest in cannabis technology companies and brands.
Amerra Capital Management, a New York-based agribusiness asset manager, has acquired more than 90 percent of the Andromeda Group, a Mediterranean aquaculture company.
A private equity exit, a new hire in the farmland investment market, continued public concern over GE food labeling, and the plight of the bee contribute to this week's industry-in-brief.
AgFunderNews caught up with Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer, to talk about international ambitions, raising capital, and focusing on cannabis brands.
The round takes BigBasket's total funding to over $230m as investors question the unit economics of the food e-commerce sector overall.
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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.
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
Innovation in agriculture is rife and agriculture technology startups could become the next generation of food and agriculture companies. But some investors are unsure how to invest in this growing sector. Here are our top 3 ways to access agtech.
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.
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.