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India: Exciting Times for the Consumer Market

India: Exciting Times for the Consumer Market

Very few will dispute that after China, the next big emerging market is India. With 1.3bn population and possibly surpassing China in population by 2025, India will be in the next big market to watch in Asia. On a macro level, ...

Arcadia News: Arcadia and Ardent Mills Collaborate on Wheat Innovations

Arcadia News: Arcadia and Ardent Mills Collaborate on Wheat Innovations

Mandala Capital's portfolio company Arcadia Biosciences is collaborating with Ardent Mills, North American’s leading flour-milling and ingredient company, to develop and commercialize innovative wheat traits. Their first project focuses on extending the shelf life and improving the flavor of whole ...

Insights from the Food and Agriculture Investor Meet Symposium

Insights from the Food and Agriculture Investor Meet Symposium

Mandala Capital, in collaboration with The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Invest India, the Government of India, and the Government of Gujarat hosted the first Food and Agriculture Investor Meet symposium at the Office of the Consulate General of India, ...

Arcadia News: Argentina Approves HB4 Stack with Herbicide Tolerance

Arcadia News: Argentina Approves HB4 Stack with Herbicide Tolerance

Verdeca, a joint venture between Mandala Capital's portfolio company Arcadia Biosciences and Bioceres receives approval to integrate HB4® drought tolerant Soybeans with terbicide tolerance in Argentina. This allows Verdeca to incorporate both glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium tolerance into the HB4 trait.

FDI in Food Processing Touches $1bil Mark This Year

FDI in Food Processing Touches $1bil Mark This Year

The foreign direct investment (FDI) in the food processing sector has already touched the USD 1-billion mark so far this year, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said Tuesday. 

Govt panel recommends radical overhaul of farming ecosystem

Govt panel recommends radical overhaul of farming ecosystem

The government should undertake a radical overhaul of the agriculture ecosystem by moving from a supply-push production system to a demand-led one, according to a committee set up by the centre to recommend strategies to double farmer incomes by 2022.

Maharashtra government announces Rs 85,000 subsidy to promote micro-irrigation

Maharashtra government announces Rs 85,000 subsidy to promote micro-irrigation

India's Government announces a $1.2bil micro irrigation subsidy for the sugar industry. Mandala portfolio companies are direct beneficiaries of this program.

RBI releases guidelines on co-origination of loans by banks

RBI releases guidelines on co-origination of loans by banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the guidelines on co-orgination of loans by banks and non-deposit taking non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in the priority sector, following its announcement in the August credit policy.

Keventer Agro has aggressive expansion plans for its dairy business in East India

Keventer Agro has aggressive expansion plans for its dairy business in East India

Keventer Agro, a Mandala portfolio company, has aggressive expansion plans for its dairy business in East India. For the 125+ year old heritage brand Keventer, ‘brand fatigue’ seems to be all but a marketing parlance as it sets out on ...

Jain Irrigation secured $18 million integrated irrigation project in Rwanda

Jain Irrigation secured $18 million integrated irrigation project in Rwanda

Jain Irrigation, a Mandala portfolio company, secured an $18 million integrated irrigation project in Rwanda. Africa is a large growth area for Jain Irrigation's integrated project irrigation business and we expect significant long term growth in this area.

Reduced Gluten: Arcadia Eyes Untapped Market Potential

Reduced Gluten: Arcadia Eyes Untapped Market Potential

Arcadia Biosciences, a Mandala portfolio company, has an increasing focus on nutrition. An interview with Raj Ketkar, the CEO of the Company describes the focus on GoodWheat which includes Reduced Gluten Wheat and Start Resistant Wheat products under development.

Why Gluten-Free Is Here to Stay

Why Gluten-Free Is Here to Stay

Once ballyhooed as a leading culinary and dietary trend, the gluten-free movement has lost some steam in recent years. In its 2018 culinary forecast, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) reports that 44% of surveyed chefs deem gluten-free cuisine a hot ...

Arcadia Biosciences nears commercialization of its new wheat-based products

Arcadia Biosciences nears commercialization of its new wheat-based products

Arcadia biosciences Inc CEO Raj Ketkar and CFO Matt Plavan tells Proactive Investors the health and nutrition company is getting very close to commercialization of its technology to produce new, healthier wheat products with consumer packaged-goods companies using both enriched ...

Jain Farm Fresh to open largest spice processing facility in India

Jain Farm Fresh to open largest spice processing facility in India

Mandala Capital portfolio company, Jain Farm Fresh, is opening the largest spice processing facility in India. Jain Farm Fresh has announced it is opening the largest spice processing facility in India, which will be utilised by Jain-owned Sleaford Quality Foods for wider ...

Why investors will flock to food processing players

Why investors will flock to food processing players

Uday Garg of Mandala Capital had an exclusive interview with VC Circle on "Why investors will flock to food processing players".

Indian Agriculture on the Cusp of a Major Transformation

Indian Agriculture on the Cusp of a Major Transformation

Indian Agriculture: Ripe for a Transformation? Indian agricultural growth and the related sectoral investment opportunities have always held a promise of greatness that has, until now, remained an elusive destiny. For the year that ended March 2018, agriculture GDP grew by ...

Why the rise of local grains is not just about health

Why the rise of local grains is not just about health

Consumer trend towards healthier and alternative food is growing in India. "Idli, dosa, upma, dhokla, khakhra, cookies, chappatis, cakes: These are just some of the food in which traditional grains such as sorghum (jowar) and millets, as varied as pearl millet ...

Jain Irrigation Acquires ETwater, A US-based Smart Irrigation Tech Firm

Jain Irrigation Acquires ETwater, A US-based Smart Irrigation Tech Firm

Jain Irrigation a Mandala portfolio company, acquires ETWater, an intelligent cloud based technology company in the USA. "Indian multinational company Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (Jain) has announced that its US subsidiary, Jain Inc, has acquired US-based ETwater, an innovator of ...

Mandala looks at five exits prior to next round of fund raising

Mandala looks at five exits prior to next round of fund raising

Mandala Capital was featured in the Business Standard. "Mandala Capital, a private equity firm with focus on agri and food value chain investments in India, is expecting partial or full exits from around five companies out of the eight investments ...

Jain Irrigation on BCG 2018 Global Challengers Top 100 Companies Leveraging Digital Technology

Jain Irrigation on BCG 2018 Global Challengers Top 100 Companies Leveraging Digital Technology

Mandala's portfolio company Jain Irrigation was on the BCG 2018 Global Challengers list of 100 companies leveraging digital technology to change the world. Congratulations to them!

Mandala Capital chalks out plan for third PE fund

Mandala Capital chalks out plan for third PE fund

Uday Garg of Mandala Capital had an exclusive interview with VC Circle, discussing plans for a third PE fund.

Mandala plans $300 million fund for India, S-E Asia

Mandala plans $300 million fund for India, S-E Asia

Private equity (PE) firm Mandala Capital is preparing to raise $300 million for its third fund, a top official said. The new fund will invest in businesses across India and South-East Asia, unlike the previous two funds that were focused ...

Jain Farm seeks $1 billion valuation in planned IPO

Jain Farm seeks $1 billion valuation in planned IPO

Jain Farm Fresh Limited, a Mandala portfolio company, is in the news regarding a future IPO. "Jain Farm Fresh Foods Ltd (JFFFL), the agri-food unit of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd, is seeking $1 billion valuation for its proposed initial public ...