Sari Wangi is Indonesia's largest private tea player. CLSA Capital Partners invested not so much for exposure to the crop as what the company offers as a platform for distributing agricultural...
Consumer | 31 Jul 2013 |
VC investors Omnivore Partners has made a seed stage investment into Bangalore-based Barrix Agro Sciences, which develops pest control products that can reduce the use of chemical insecticides. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
South Asia | 20 Jun 2013 |
Driven by rising disposable incomes and lower confidence in food safety, Chinese consumers are willing to pay a premium for quality. PE firms have identified the opportunity, but taking it can be difficult
Industrials | 13 Jun 2013 |
Marubeni has scaled back its offer for General Atlantic-owned US grain trader Gavilon by $1 billion after cutting the company's energy trading arm out of the deal.
North Asia | 11 Jun 2013 |
Sequoia Capital has teamed up with the chairman and CEO of Chinese vegetable producer Le Gaga Holdings to submit a buyout offer that values the NASDAQ-listed company at around $183 million. Le Gaga has seen its net profit increase fourfold over the last...
Industrials | 23 May 2013 |
Asia Mezzanine Capital Group (AMCG) has invested in $30 million in Chevalier International Holdings, aiding its acquisition of Australia's Moraitis, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler backed by Catalyst Investment Managers. AMCG provided the financing via...
Greater China | 22 May 2013 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to invest up to $20 million in Hosen Capital’s New Hope Agriculture and Food Fund II, which launched last June and is targeting $180 million for investments in China’s agriculture sector. It is further...
Fundraising | 10 May 2013 |
Guinness Peat Group (GPG), an investment holding company with interests in Europe and Australia, has sold its 19.5% stake in Australian animal feed company Ridley Corp to a PE firm for A$54 million ($55 million).
Australasia | 07 May 2013 |
CLSA Capital Partners will acquire a 19.6% stake in Camson Bio Technologies, an agricultural biotechnology company, for INR539 million ($10 million).
South Asia | 07 May 2013 |
Infinity Group, the Israel-based private equity firm created by China Development Bank and Israeli conglomerate IDB Group, plans to invest up to RMB10 billion ($1.62 billion) in the Beijing Eco-Valley project created by food industry giant COFCO Group.
Greater China | 06 May 2013 |
Venture capital firm Omnivore partners has bought a significant minority stake in pork integrator Arohan Foods for an undisclosed sum. Assam-based Arohan works with pig farmers across Northeast India and retails pork products across the country.
Venture | 17 Apr 2013 |
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 to encompass a wide variety of industries.
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 |
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