Mandala Capital portfolio company Keventer Agro files draft papers for an IPO

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ICICI Securities, Axis Capital and JM Financial are the book running lead managers for the issue. The proceeds from the issue worth ₹155 crore will be used to repay debt and ₹110.76 crore will be used for funding capital expenditure requirements. As of March 2021, its total income was at ₹836.03 crore versus ₹958.25 crore a year ago. Net […]

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Social Impact Highlight:
Food Safety

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Increased demand for (perishable) foodThe world’s population is expected to increase by two billion people in the next 30 years, with demand for food and livestock in 2050 estimated to be 56% greater than in 2010. As health-conscious and richer consumers around the world seek to consume more meat, fruits and vegetables, fresh and frozen, all […]

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Uday Garg on Global Law and Business Podcast: Episode #34

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01:21 Introducing Uday 02:26 Breaking down the food and agriculture investment food chain 06:33 Why invest in India and SEA 10:30 Family business 12:19 Mandala Capital’s playbook 18:19 Agritech investing for productivity and efficiency 29:17 Mandala’s approach to impact investing

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Indian Renewables and the Circular Economy Paradigm

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In contrast to the ‘take-make-waste’ linear model, a circular economy approach to economic development is today widely favoured because it benefits businesses, society, and the environment. Regenerative by design, it aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of our planet’s finite resources. This month, we share snippets from Samir Somaiya, CEO of Godavari Biorefineries, who […]

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Weathering the Storm to Achieve Scalable and Sustainable Impact

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In turn, these questions have contributed to a myriad of pressures on policymakers and commercial entities. As balance sheets weaken (especially for early-stage companies) and both a social need and opportunity have become even more widespread, fund managers looking for sustainable food and agriculture investment opportunities must rethink the meaning of social impact. Governments and […]

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Perspectives on the Ag industry – Part II: How technology is driving change in the industry

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New Technology: Over the last 5-10 years, several new technologies have been developed and are staring to make inroads into the input ag system. Molecular or Marker assisted breeding and advanced breeding techniques Precision Agriculture – data analytics Microbial or Biologics Gene editing Robotics New crops Molecular or marker assisted breeding: Advances in molecular or […]

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Perspectives on the Ag industry – Part I: How Consumers are driving change in the industry

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Executive Summary: The Ag and Food industries are changing rapidly as consumer demands and technology innovation drive change. The next 20 years promise to be an exciting time as we see a whole new range of foods and technology in the marketplace. The last 60 years was mostly about productivity and efficiency in producing food […]

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Recap on Food Future Funds Symposium 2019

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Over 60 thought leaders across the food value chain and key members of the global investment community were exclusively invited to participate in this event. What ensued was a fruitful afternoon full of intriguing ideas and new collaborations fostered between industry players, all with the aim of accelerating growth opportunities within the Agri industry in […]

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