FOOD & AGRI

Impact investors ResponsAbility, Incofin bet $20 mn on agri-logistics firm Sohal Lal

March 17, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Swiss impact investor ResponsAbility Investments AG and Belgium-based Incofin Investment Management have put $20 million (nearly Rs 130 crore) in Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt. Ltd, a Delhi-based farm logistics services provider, a media report said.

Food, drink giants plot fightback as India looks to tighten rules

March 16, 2017 | Reuters

Several food and drink multinationals and trade groups met in recent weeks to discuss how to lobby more effectively against Indian proposals for higher taxes and stricter labelling rules on fatty or sugary foods, sources familiar with the talks said.

Amira Nature Foods acquires specialty rice brands in Germany

March 09, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Amira Nature Foods Ltd, a provider of Indian basmati rice, has acquired a portfolio of packaged specialty rice brands from a German firm Euro Basmati GmbH, it said in a statement.

Exclusive: CX Partners-backed Barbeque Nation appoints merchant bankers for IPO

March 08, 2017 | Ankit Doshi & Bruhadeeswaran R

CX Partners-backed casual dining chain Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd (BNHL) has appointed merchant bankers for an initial public offering (IPO) which will make the Bengaluru-headquartered company the first restaurant firm to float a public issue in more than five years, two persons aware of the

Cold-pressed juice maker MyGreens acquires rival JusDivine

March 07, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Delhi-based cold-pressed juice maker MyGreens has acquired Food Ideas Pvt. Ltd-backed JusDivine in an all-equity deal. The deal value is about Rs 20 crore ($3 million), a person close to the development told VCCircle.

Kotak Investment Advisors' PIPE-focused fund makes two more bets

March 06, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Kotak Investment Advisors, the alternative investment arm of the country’s fourth-largest private lender, has struck two more deals from its public market-focused fund to take its total number of investments to four.

Suminter is the consumer company of the year: VCCircle Awards

March 02, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Suminter India Organics Pvt Ltd, one of the country’s leading exporters of organic produce, has bagged the News Corp VCCircle consumer company of the year award.

IFC to lend to Indian agri-processing arm of StanChart PE-backed firm

February 25, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

International Finance Corporation is planning to make a debt investment of $30 million (nearly Rs 200 crore) in ETC Agro Processing (India) Pvt Ltd.

Varun Beverages raises stake in Zambia unit

February 24, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Varun Beverages Ltd, the largest bottler for PepsiCo Inc in India, has increased its stake in its Zambia subsidiary to 90% to benefit from fast-paced growth in the African nation.

Britannia set to ink JV with Greek bakery firm Chipita

February 21, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Biscuit-maker Britannia Industries Ltd, which owns popular brands like Good Day and Tiger, on Tuesday said it was in advanced discussions with Greek cake and confectionery major Chipita to finalise a deal for a joint venture (JV).

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