Agribusiness Funding in Mexico

Industry

Financial Services

Company Type

Agriculture Technology

Location

Mexico

Size

$150 Million

Investment Type

Equity

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Overview

Demeter Capital (“Demeter” or the “Company”) is seeking $250 million of equity to invest in +/-15 agribusiness companies in Mexico


Founded by entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants and investors in 2016


Demeter has committed $1 million


Implements technology and marketing innovations to improve the profitability of its target companies


Management team has deep expertise and experience in the agriculture sector and a broad network of relationships

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Opportunity

Mexico’s agriculture ministry estimates agribusiness exports will exceed $36Bn in 2019


The agriculture sector in Mexico for the last decade has been growing over 9% per year


Mexico has 11 Free Trade Agreements with 45 countries regarding its agricultural products with a potential export market of 1.46 billion population


Agribusiness sector in Mexico lacks venture capital funds – no growth equity or private equity funds

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Solution/Strategy

Demeter Capital will invest in companies with the following characteristics:

Strong management teams


At least one brand and/or product which is well positioned in the market


Strong potential for high growth in 1-5 years domestically and internationally with critical mass potential


Products with significant competitive advantages in the sector


Proprietary technologies with high large-scale impact potential


Products and services that are in-line with market trends


Positive social and environmental impact

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Management

Agustin Tristan

General Partner

Five years of experience at Goldman Sachs, New York and twelve years as an entrepreneur.


Three years in Management Consulting across multiple industries.


Experience in Asset Management, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Investment Banking.


Six-time junior world racquetball champion and member of the Panamerican team.


Bachelors in Industrial Engineering and MBA from the University of Alabama, USA.

Gustavo Castellanos

General Partner

Luis Pedraza

General Partner

Jorge Vizcaino

General Partner

Alfonso Martinez

General Partner

Luis Alberto Ibarra

General Partner

Enrique Miranda Bours

General Partner

15 years of experience in Investment Banking & Alternative Investments.


Former Latam Divisional Manager, M&A and Financing, at Citi and worked in Grupo Chedraui.


Experience in Private Equity / Venture Capital and Management Consulting in India and Asia.


Specialist in strategic transformation, growth acceleration, value creation, as well as optimization and strengthening of the business model of companies for their institutionalization.


Certified by the BID and World Bank in Impact Investing.


Bachelors in Business Administration from Anahuac University, MBA at EUDE Business School / RCUEMC | Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Innovation studies at the Stanford GSB.

20 years of experience in transactional services that include operations in diverse areas of
financing and investments of debt and equity; M&A, structuring of public-private partnership,
strategic partnerships and international operations in various industries and sectors.


Luis co-founded a solid investment and funding platform for Latin America.


Lawyer graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho; Masters by Queen Mary University of
London. Postgraduate degrees from the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), the
Abbotwood Institute in London, PLI (New York-Venture Finance), among others.

 

 

20 years of experience in transactional services that include operations in diverse areas of
financing and investments of debt and equity; M&A, structuring of public-private partnership,
strategic partnerships and international operations in various industries and sectors.


Luis co-founded a solid investment and funding platform for Latin America.


Lawyer graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho; Masters by Queen Mary University of
London. Postgraduate degrees from the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), the
Abbotwood Institute in London, PLI (New York-Venture Finance), among others.

15 years of experience as an Entrepreneur and Executive in the Agribusiness, Textile,
Automotive and Government Sectors.


Managing Director of Industrias Marves, Agrovim and Marves Aqstic; Director of Quality,
Administration, Marketing and Research and Development in Industrias Marves.


Former Director of Investments in the Ministry of Economic Development in Michoacan.


Bachelors in Economics from ITESM University with a specialization in political economy, applied math and ethics. Postgraduate degrees in leadership, negotiation, sales, administration, design thinking and senior management.

25 years of experience in high-level positions in the Public Administration. Expert in subjects related to Agribusiness, Competitiveness, Economic Regulation and Private Equity.


Former CEO of the Private Equity Fund of the Agribusiness Sector (FOCIR); Former Technical Secretary of the Infrastructure and Economic Cabinet for the Presidency; Head of the Investment Unit and CEO of Planning and Evaluation in the SHCP; and Coordinator of Advisers of the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment.


Bachelors in Economics from ITAM university; Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Received the BANAMEX Economy Award.

 

20 years of experience in developing and operating Agribusiness projects cultivating pecan,
orange, grapefruit, lemon and tangerine orchards .


Current Secretary of an organization which oversees the Irrigation District of the Yaqui Valley
and has an active role in the Council of sheep producers in the State of Sonora.


His family has a strong participation in the egg and poultry sector through their group “Bachoco”.


Chemical Engineer specialized in Food Administration and Processes; he also has a diploma
from the FDA from the University of Florida specialized in HACCP.

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