Sustainable Food
Chain Investing

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Consistent Performance
in One of the Largest
Global Sectors

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A Thesis-Driven Approach
to Agribusiness

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Cultivating Value
Through Operations

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Helping Portfolio
Businesses to Thrive

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About us

Paine Schwartz Partners

Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm specializing in sustainable food chain investing. With a differentiated focus on the global food and agribusiness sectors, we leverage our thesis-driven approach and operational expertise to enhance value in each of our investments.

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Managing Challenges

Our Approach

WE ARE FOCUSED

WE REMAIN THESIS-DRIVEN

WE CONSTRUCT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

WE ACTIVELY LEAD

WE EMBRACE COMPLEXITY

WE ARE FOCUSED

We have the deep domain knowledge, key industry relationships, willingness to tackle complexity and demonstrated track record necessary to invest confidently in the food and agribusiness sectors.

WE REMAIN THESIS-DRIVEN

We develop top-down investment theses, build relationships with industry constituents and proactively target specific transaction opportunities.

WE CONSTRUCT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

We believe innovative solutions can unlock tangible value at the inception and during the term of an investment.

WE ACTIVELY LEAD

We seek to invest in control positions in order to impact financial and operational results.

WE EMBRACE COMPLEXITY

Our creativity, industry expertise and financial knowledge allow us to tackle and solve our sectors’ complex issues.

Responsible Investing

A Focus on Sustainability

In food and agribusiness investing, value creation and sustainability can go hand in hand. Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) concerns have naturally integrated into our business since the early days of our firm.

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Sustainability

Today, we take pride in being on the vanguard of ESG practices for both the private equity and agribusiness industries through all phases of our investment process, including: sourcing, monitoring, management.

Investing

Sourcing

We evaluate a target acquisition’s ESG profile from the early days of diligence. A business must exhibit strong existing ESG procedures or a clear path toward them in order to proceed through our screening process.

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Monitoring

We conduct quarterly ESG monitoring of all portfolio companies, and we produce an annual ESG report that is available to existing and prospective investors for review to ensure it meets their internal policy.

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Management

ESG is important to us for two reasons: we care about our portfolio company’s product’s end users, and better ESG makes for more saleable businesses when time is right for exit. As such, we institute a strong culture of ESG sensitivity with both Paine Schwartz and portfolio company executives alike.

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We create value

Portfolio

Paine Schwartz Partners utilizes its extensive and continually expanding network of industry contacts and proprietary, primary industry research to successfully source, evaluate and execute transactions in the food & agribusiness sector.

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