Tag archives: Food and Agribusiness

Canadian venture capital investment continues to increase in H1 2018

The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association recently published its 2018 first half (H1 2018) report on Canadian venture capital (VC) and Canadian private equity (PE) investment. While Canadian PE investment remains feeble, Canadian VC investment has continued to climb to incredible heights. A review of the increasing trends in Canadian VC investment, with respect … Continue reading

Gauging M&A trends in agribusiness

Although the agricultural sector has largely been segmented in the past, there appears to be a continued trend of consolidation in the industry. As the global population has grown, so too has the demand for food and associated goods. But the appetite for food is changing rapidly and has fueled the rise of M&A activity. … Continue reading

New genetics technologies set to revolutionize life sciences

Curing diseases by editing a person’s genes or using medicine specifically designed to work with their genetic profile has long been the realm of science fiction. However, new technologies have made this area of “personalized medicine” a hotbed for potential M&A growth. CRISPR, a new technology already in discussions for a Nobel Prize, is revolutionizing … Continue reading

M&A Activity in Canada’s Food and Agribusiness Sector

The Canadian food and agribusiness sector has recently been experiencing healthy activity on the M&A front. At the retail level, two very large deals were announced this summer. Facing increasing competition from United States retailers, leading Canadian grocery chains have been feeling the pressure to increase market share through acquisitions. In June, Sobeys announced its … Continue reading
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