Mandala Capital is a vision driven investment firm with an aim to transform the lives of hundreds of millions of farmers, making agriculture more sustainable, climate friendly and resilient while increasing people’s access to affordable, healthy and nutritious food.
We are a financial-first impact investor with a focus on investments in the food and agriculture value chain across South and South East Asia.
The region and sector offer compelling investment opportunities with a young and rapidly urbanizing population of 2 billion of which half remain linked to agriculture, a rising GDP per capita and stable economies. The region stands as an agriculture powerhouse and a global leader in the production of most major fruits and crops.
Largely private, family-owned companies coupled with small holder farmer producers have led to the region falling behind global peers on efficiency, productivity and technology adoption, creating areas for value addition and economies of scale.
We partner with visionary teams and executives and provide extensive financial and operational support to create a network of industry-leading champions that can transform our outdated food systems and solve challenges in climate, health and nutrition, resource efficiency and rural employment.
“The next ten years will be transformative for the sector as it faces challenges related to supply chain, climate change and resource efficiency coupled with rising demand.”
We take a highly operational approach to deliver exceptional performance. We identify scalable companies with a sustainable competitive advantage and make them regional, national and global industry leaders that can deliver attractive financial and social returns for our investors.
We are focused in our research to identify the right areas for investments within a very large value chain. This results in stronger conviction, a better diligence process and greater understanding of the right business valuation.
We look beyond the spreadsheet and take the time to understand understand strategic and operational nuances. We understand family-run companies and form strong relationship networks with partners, supporting them through both good and challenging times.
We are innovative and creative in deal structuring, giving us the ability to invest across the capital structure to achieve win-win outcomes for both the companies and our investors.
We are thought leaders in our field. Our deep network and sector expertise enables us to transform business models, create efficiencies, drive growth and help build more resilient and valuable businesses.
Mandala Capital portfolio company Jain Irrigation completes transaction to merge its international irrigation business with Rivulis
In continuation to our intimation dated June 21st, 2022, we are pleased to announce that Jain International Trading B.V. (“JITBV”) (a wholly owned subsidiary of Jain Irrigation) and Rivulis have completed the transaction contemplated therein. Merged entity will create a global Irrigation and Climate leader – being 2nd largest in the world with ~ US$ 750 million in revenues. The corporate brand of the combined company will be “Rivulis – In alliance with Jain International” (“MergeCo”).
Nutrition Technologies gets approval to import insect meal into EU and UK
The approval follows the inclusion of Malaysia as a third-party importer of insect-based ingredients to the EU.
In June of 2022, insect producers in Malaysia became eligible to export insect-based material to the EU for the first time, following Malaysia’s inclusion on the list of countries approved to export insects and insect-based products to the EU, joining a small selection of countries including Canada, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and South Korea, with permission to do so.
On February 19, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture approved Nutrition Technologies to export its insect meal and oil into the EU and UK markets, making it one of a handful of companies around the world and the first in Malaysia with this level of approval. The approval is for use in pet food, aquafeeds and fur animals.
Godavari Chairman Samir Somaiya recognized in Bioeconomy 500 for 2023
In Florida, The Daily Digest announced the Bioeconomy 500 for 2023, which recognizes individuals for their leadership contributions to the bioeconomy’s development and project deployment. The 500 honors scientists, engineers, policy makers, financiers, project developers, feedstock pioneers, off-takers, advocates and supply-chain and distribution partners.