Agribusiness Funding in Mexico

Industry

Financial Services

Company Type

Agriculture Technology

Location

Mexico

Size

$51,000,000

Investment Type

Equity

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Overview

  • Demeter Capital (“Demeter” or the “Company”) is seeking $51 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
Helping Great Companies Grow

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
Helping Great Companies Grow

Solution/Strateg

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
Helping Great Companies Grow

Management

Agustin Tristan

General Partner

  • Five years at Goldman Sachs, New York
  • Three years in Management Consulting across multiple industries and eight years as an entrepreneur
  • Experience in Asset Management, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital and Investment Banking
  • Founder of companies in the Food & Beverage sector (Franchising, Restaurants, Ready to Eat, Ready to Drink and Food Delivery)
  • Six time junior world racquetball champion and member of the Panamerican team
  • Bachelors in Industrial Engineering and MBA from the University of Alabama, USA

Pedro Novo

General Partner

  • Entrepreneur and Independent Consultant for the last 12 years in the agribusiness sector.
  • Experience in international trade and exports of agricultural commodities to more than ten countries.
  • Expert in subjects such as post-harvest management, supply chain of agricultural and food products. Certified auditor in the main food safety and quality standards (PrimusGFS, GlobalGAP, SQF, HACCP).
  • Bachelors in Agronomy Engineering at ITESM; Masters and specialty in organic agriculture at the University of Barcelona, Spain; and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration at Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC) and EUNCET Business School

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Ken Margolis | Managing Partner Castle Placement, LLC
1460 Broadway Street, Rte 400
New York, New York 10036
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