FOOD & AGRI

Exclusive: Acumen-backed Sahayog Dairy hires banker for fresh fundraising

February 21, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Madhya Pradesh-based dairy firm Sahayog Dairy is planning to raise funding to build up its business and has hired an investment banker to help formalise the process, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Eveready may bring strategic partner for packet tea unit

February 20, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Eveready Industries India Ltd, the largest maker of dry cell batteries in India, said on Monday it may consider demerger of the packaged tea business into a wholly owned subsidiary or may look for a strategic partner.

Former Amul top honcho sets up protein supplement firm

February 20, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

BM Vyas, the former managing director of India’s largest dairy company Amul, has launched his own venture, Nutrisattva, which will offer protein-based nutritional products.

Exclusive: Biryani By Kilo raises angel funding

February 17, 2017 | Arti Singh

Gurgaon-based food startup Biryani By Kilo has secured angel funding from a clutch of investors, the company's founder Kaushik Roy told VCCircle.

Exclusive: BCCL’s Springboard may back food & beverage firm

February 16, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Springboard Ventures, an investment arm of media house Times Group’s holding company Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), is looking to invest in a Delhi-based food and beverage firm, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Exclusive: SAIF Partners’ portfolio firm on the block

February 15, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Venture capital and growth stage investor SAIF Partners is looking to sell its entire stake in a Bengaluru-based quick service restaurant (QSR) chain, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Exclusive: Peepul Capital to sell majority stake in restaurant chain operator

February 15, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Private equity firm Peepul Capital is looking to sell its stake in a portfolio firm almost a decade after making the investment, two persons privy to the development told VCCircle.

How much return did PE firm Lighthouse generate from exiting cookie maker Unibic?

February 10, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Indian mid-market private equity (PE) firm Lighthouse Advisors India Pvt Ltd has exited its almost decade-old investment in premium cookies maker Unibic Foods India Pvt Ltd through a secondary PE deal with Peepul Capital.

Jain Irrigation acquires Australian agri-tech firm Observant

February 08, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL), the country's largest micro-irrigation firm, has acquired Australian agri-tech firm Observant Pty Ltd, marking its fourth reported acquisition in the overseas market.

The company, however, did not disclose the deal size.  

Exclusive: India Equity Partners stares at gloomy exit from Sagar Ratna

February 07, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

The timeline for exit of India Equity Partners (IEP) from popular south Indian restaurant chain Sagar Ratna Restaurants Pvt.

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