We invest in mid-market companies across the food value chain in North America, working closely with entrepreneurs and operators in building a more resilient and sustainable food system.
The current food production model requires a 50-70% expansion to meet 2050 demand, while agriculture currently uses 50% of the world’s habitable land and 70% of its freshwater withdrawals.
Consumer preferences are rapidly evolving and strongly influenced by sustainability. There is a growing gap between the importance of sustainability to consumers, and the current set of product / service offerings. This gap represents a meaningful risk to existing brands, reputation and revenues.
Food production is responsible for 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, across agriculture production, food processing, and distribution. Furthermore, the impact of climate change will lead to greater volatility in crop yields.
Supporting good people doing great things
Investment thesis and corporate strategy contribute positively to environmental, economic and social factors.
Established mid-market companies, based in North America, operating within the food value chain.
Core elements of growth infrastructure in place and ready to scale.
Opportunity for majority ownership or meaningful minority; ability to deploy a total of up to $25-$50 million in support of growth, with flexibility to go higher in case of larger assets.