Deal Tracking

  • Monogram Capital Leads $10M Series B for Kidfresh

    Kidfresh, a leading and rapidly growing brand of frozen meals targeted for kids, announced that it has closed on a significant $10 million Series B led by Monogram Capital Partners, and including AccelFoods and Emil Capital Partners, which previously led the company’s Series A in 2013. Founded in 2007 in New York by co-founders Matt Cohen

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  • Powerplant Ventures Leads Funding Round for Beanfields Snacks

    Plant-focused venture fund Powerplant Ventures, along with Mark Rampolla, a co-founder of Powerplant Ventures and of ZICO Coconut Water which was later acquired by Coca-Cola for $200 million in 2013, and Bruce Friedman, a media investor who is now transitioning toward investments in the health and wellness spaces, have acquired Beansfield Snac

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  • Tyson Foods Expands in Prepared Foods with $4.2B AdvancePierre Acquisition

    Tyson Foods announced it has agreed to acquire AdvancePierre, a Cincinnati-based national producer and distributor of value-added ready to eat sandwiches, sandwich components, entrées and snacks, in a deal worth $4.2 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the Boards of both companies, Tyson will acquire all o

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  • Milltrust Acquires Permanent Crop Aggregation, Cottrell Farms

    Milltrust Agricultural Investments (MAI) announced the acquisition of Cottrell Farms – a collective of citrus, avocado, and wine and table grape orchards located in the Sunraysia region of Victoria, Australia, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was made through the firm’s MAI Australia Buy & Lease Fund which was launched ear

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  • Unigrains Investment Provides Growth Capital to Sfoglia Torino

    European agribusiness investor Unigrains has provided growth capital to Sfoglia Torino in support of that company’s strategic growth plan to consolidate the frozen puff pastry sector. With the help of the undisclosed investment, Sfoglia Torino was able to acquire 100 percent of Idea Quick Srl, an Italian frozen puff pastry producer. This

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  • Webster Acquires Motspur Park Walnut Orchards in $23.1M Deal

    Webster Limited, Australia’s largest walnut producer, announced it has agreed to acquire the 250-hectare Motspur Park walnut orchards in Tabbita, New South Wales for a total consideration of A$23.1 million (US$17.5 million). Under the terms of the deal, which includes water entitlements and equipment,Webster will pay A$10 million in cash,

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  • DBAG Fund VII Acquires Abbelen and Oscar Mayer

    German private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) has made a double acquisition to advance its goal of gaining a key position in the European chilled meats and ready-made snacks sectors. The firm has acquired 90 percent stakes in Abbelen, the leading producer of chilled meatballs and ready-made burgers in Germany, and Oscar Mayer, a l

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  • Walton Family-Backed Fund Invests $15M in Open Ocean Fish Farming Tech

    Cuna del Mar, an investment firm backed by the Walton family (the founding family of Walmart), has invested $15 million in Boston-based InnovaSea Systems Inc. – developer of an all-inclusive system for open ocean fish farming. Created in 2015 through the merging of two companies previously held in Cuna Del Mar’s portfolio - Maine’s Oc

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  • Radicle Makes First Investment in Ag Waste Mitigation Platform, Full Harvest

    Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based agtech platform designed to mitigate food waste at the farm level, announced it has closed on a $2 million round of funding led by Wireframe Ventures, Radicle, BBG Ventures, Early Impact Ventures, Impact Engine, and a field of angel investors including Astia and Joanne Wilson. Food need and agricultural p

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  • TSG Acquires 22 Percent of Craft Brewer, BrewDog, for $266M

    San Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners has acquired a 22.3 percent stake in Scottish craft brewer BrewDog for £213 million (US$266 million). The deal which values the 10-year old company at £1 billion (US$1.25 billion), will include $124 million which will be earmarked to fund the brand's global expansion into the U.S., Australia, and

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