When kenaf, an Asian plant known for its short growing cycle, high protein content and strong fibers, was put to practical use, the locals made ropes. Today, its applications are expanding...
Southeast Asia | 27 Mar 2013 |
Leopard Capital has invested an undisclosed sum in Engage Resources, enabling the kenaf-based products manufacturer to expand its operations from Thailand into Cambodia. Kenaf is a fibrous plant used in animal feed as well as in the construction and paper...
Southeast Asia | 20 Mar 2013 |
China Fishery, an industrial fishing company part-owned by The Carlyle Group, will pay $555.8 million for Peruvian counterpart Copeinca. The acquisition will make China Fishery the largest player in the world’s largest market by volume for fishmeal...
Industrials | 28 Feb 2013 |
IvyCap Ventures has agreed to become the lead investor in Thomson Reuters’ information platform for Indian farmers. Terms and conditions of the transaction were not disclosed.
Venture | 26 Feb 2013 |
CMIA Capital Partners and China Merchants Holdings have completed the privatization of Singapore-listed agriculture machinery manufacturer China Farm Equipment (CFE), following an investment of $23 million.
Buyouts | 21 Feb 2013 |
ePlanet will exit Indian agro-chemicals firm Sree Ramcides Chemicals as Japan's SDS Biotech invests INR1 billion ($18.8 million) in the company for a 65% stake.
South Asia | 31 Jan 2013 |
Rabo Equity Advisors is targeting $250 million for its second India agribusiness fund, more than double the $120 million raised for its debut vehicle in 2008. The larger corpus means Rabo’s typical transaction size will increase to $25 million from...
Fundraising | 21 Dec 2012 |
Temasek Holdings has paid INR5.72 billion ($104.5 million) for a 19.99% stake in Godrej Agrovet, an agribusiness subsidiary of Godrej Industries. The deal comprises primary and secondary tranches, with the former earmarked to support Godrej Agrovet’s...
Industrials | 18 Dec 2012 |
Olympus Capital has led a group investors including California Technology Ventures, Herostar Holdings and Grand River Capital in committing $50 million stake in Chinese milk producer Huaxia Dairy Farm.
Greater China | 02 Nov 2012 |
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Abax Global Capital are backing a $330 million bid by the chairman of Yongye International to take private the US-listed Chinese animal and plant feed maker.
Greater China | 16 Oct 2012 |
Ingham Enterprises, Australia’s largest poultry producer, has put itself up for sale, alerting potential private equity bidders. Sole shareholder Bob Ingham he had decided to exit “after long and careful consideration.” Investec has been appointed...
Consumer | 17 Jul 2012 |
General Atlantic (GA) has sold its stake in US grain trader Gavilon to Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp, in a deal that values the company at an enterprise value of around $5.3 billion.
Exits | 30 May 2012 |
Rabo Equity Advisors’ India Agri Business Fund has committed INR500 million ($9.8 million) to Super Agri Seeds for a significant minority stake. It is the fund’s eighth investment and the first in a seeds company.
Expansion | 02 Apr 2012 |
Infrastructure investor IDFC Private Equity has led a INR1.5 billion ($30 million) funding round for Indian agri-services provider Staragri Warehousing and Collateral Management.
Expansion | 24 Feb 2012 |
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