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Adisseo announces its participation in the new closing round of AgVentures II Fund in Latin America

Date of publication : 12/23/2020
Company : Adisseo
Source : Adisseo

Adisseo, a world leader in animal nutrition, announces its participation in the new closing round of AgVentures II fund, a fund launched by SP Ventures, one of the most established Venture Capital firms in Latin America, globally recognized for its specialization in Agfood tech.

This investment is part of Adisseo’s investment strategy which focuses on activities at the forefront of the modern agricultural and livestock revolution: animal health, feed and nutrition and digital technologies serving the livestock industry.

Jean-François Rous, Adisseo Executive VP Research and Innovation, stated: “Adisseo is a unique company committed to strategic investments in new disruptive technologies, in order to enrich our portfolio of R&D innovations while respecting a mode of sustainable growth.”

“Adisseo has been proactively following the development of disruptive technologies in agriculture, in animal production, and has invested in startups, either through our AVF fund mainly in Europe or directly through for example the JV Calysseo in Asia ” added Guy Harari, Senior Global Director and Adisseo representative in AgVentures II fund.

“We recognize the importance of Latin America, and particularly Brazil, as a global power in animal production to supply less expensive protein to the world’s growing population demanding more affordable and quality meat.”

Through SP Ventures, Adisseo expects to contribute to the AgTech LATAM ecosystem and pushes for more focus in animal production disruptive technologies, replacing antibiotics by more effective feed additives, developing smart farming to monitor farms and improve and predict their performances, increasing food safety and promoting sustainable production methods.

This new round of investors, including also Mosaic and Brazilian Family offices, is joining the 1srt round of investors which included companies such as Syngenta Ventures, BASF Venture Capital and Capria Ventures.

AgVentures II Fund now exceeds USD23 million.

 
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