Foraging for Opportunities in the Food Production Sector

From farm to fork, private equity players are increasingly aiming to make their mark on a food production and agriculture sector under rising pressure. Amedeo Goria reports. The food production and agriculture segment has not been a particularly active playground for private equity. However, a syndicate of venture capital firms selling San Francisco- based startup The Climate Corp for $930M in a 2013 trade sale was something of a turning point. Since then, GPs have been taking a deeper look at opportunities in the space, and the number of sector-specialized vehicles has increased notably in the past five years. In late 2014, the food and agriculture sector saw its first large dedicated buyou

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