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Sustainable Foods & Agriculture

Experience Highlights

  • AGR Partners, an investment firm focused on providing capital to food and agribusiness companies, in its acquisition of REI Enterprises from the Glen A. Taylor Revocable Trust

  • Goldman Sachs in the $245 million acquisition of three Washington state tree fruit packing and farming operations

  • Riverstone Holdings, as co-lead investor, in connection with a $65.5 million Series D investment in Anuvia™ Plant Nutrients, a manufacturer of high-efficiency, sustainable field-ready fertilizers for the agriculture, turf, and lawncare industries

  • ARA Partners in a strategic investment in Divert, which offers technology-enabled resource recovery solutions for food retailers

  • Private sponsor in an investment in a maker of edible plant-derived coatings to reduce food spoilage

  • AGR Partners in its preferred equity investment in Shell Rock Soy Processing, a high-volume soybean crushing plant in Iowa

  • Fruit and nut producer in immigration violations imposed by the US Department of Labor

  • Publicly traded rice bran processing company in various agreements for the bulk supply of rice and grain and the wholesale distribution of rice bran products

  • Center for Science in the Public Interest and Chesapeake Institute for Local Sustainable Food & Agriculture d/b/a Healthy School Food Maryland in challenging a rollback of the USDA’s food nutrition standards to federal school meal programs

  • A private equity-backed fertilizer company in the proposed development and project financing of a fertilizer production facility, including the negotiation of offtake agreements for the sale of fertilizer products to industrial consumers and wholesale buyers

  • Continental Grain Company in multiple investments, including investment in a food products company and a commodities company (ongoing)

  • Marfrig Global Foods S.A., a multinational corporation in the global protein industry with headquarters in Brazil, in its $500 million offering of senior notes, its first sustainable bond issue

  • Green Plains Inc. in defense of the shareholder activism campaign of Ancora Advisors, LLC