Deal Tracking

  • Gladstone Land Expands Organic Permanent Crop Holdings in $6M Deal

    Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Gladstone Land announced it has acquired a California organic almond orchard for $5.9 million. At the same time, the company announced that it has successfully expanded its current credit facility arranged with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from $200 million to $275 million. “We are pleased to ann

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  • Premium Tea Startup Teabox Raises $7M to Expand Tea Commerce Business

    India and Singapore-based e-commerce tea startup Teabox announced it has raised $7 million through a Series B led by Singapore-based RB Investments, and including existing investors and venture debt provided by DBS Bank Ltd. However, the company is reportedly in talks with additional investors for a $3 million extension to the round. Previo

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  • California Olive Ranch Raises $35M, Plans to Double Acreage

    California Olive Ranch (COR), the largest olive oil producer in the U.S., has raised $35 million through a funding round that marks the largest round ever raised in the domestic U.S. olive oil category. The round was led by a “major U.S.-based institutional investor” and included existing investors in the company. Founded in 1998, COR h

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  • Ginkgo Bioworks Raises $275M Series D

    Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks announced it has raised a massive $275 million Series D - bringing the company’s total funding to $429 million to date. Included in the round were all previous investors in the company - Viking Global, Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Cascade Investment, along with new investors that included global growth equit

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  • NadaMoo! Raises $4M Series A to Fund Expansion

    Texas-based dairy-free ice cream maker NadaMoo! announced it has successfully completed a $4 million Series A led by Canadian impact and mission-based investment firm InvestEco. Other investors in the round include District Ventures Capital, Rugen St. Capital, Working Lab Capital, and other unnamed like-minded backers. Founded in 2004 by th

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  • Beyond Meat Raises $55M Series F Including Former McDonald’s Chief, Tyson

    Plant-based meat alternative producer Beyond Meat announced the successful raising of an additional $55 million to support the company’s strategic goal of tripling production. The round was led by venture capital firm Cleveland Avenue, which was founded by former McDonalds CEO Don Thompson, and included repeat investor Tyson Foods. In

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  • Clearlake Capital, Former KeVita Cofounder Launch Food Brand Accelerator

    Clearlake Capital Group has partnered with Bill Moses, co-founder and former chairman of KeVita Probiotic Drinks, to launch Disruptive Brands, a new accelerator created to invest in and support emerging better-for-you food and beverage startups. Founded in 2006 in Santa Monica, California, Clearlake Capital is a leading middle market privat

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  • Hain Celestial Expands in UK with Natural Sweetener Acquisition

    Leading organic and natural food company Hain Celestial Group Inc. announced that it has acquired Clarks UK Ltd - a natural sweetener and leading maple syrup brand through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Hain Daniels. Based in Newport, South Wales, privately-owned Clarks produces a range of maple syrups and honey, along with lines of

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  • The Climate Corporation Partners with Canadian Drone Data Company

    Monsanto subsidiary The Climate Corporation announced it has partnered with Canadian full-service drone data company, Deveron, to combine Deveron’s aerial imaging capabilities with The Climate Corporation’s powerful analytics services through its Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform. Deveron has a growing fleet of drones that

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  • New Investor Lifts Indigo Ag’s Series D by $47M to $203M

    Boston-based bioagtech startup Indigo Ag continues to announce new funding benchmarks, raising an additional $47 million from new investor, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), to bring its Series D to a total $203 million. This second close, which gains ICD a Board Observer seat with Indigo, follows an initial close on the Series D at $

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