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 ARE FOCUSED

We concentrate exclusively on sustainable food chain investing and have demonstrated a track record of competitive and successful investing in the food and agribusiness sectors.

WE REMAIN THESIS-DRIVEN

We adopt primary research-based investment theses and develop strong industry relationships to source unique opportunities outside the scope of competitive processes.

WE CONSTRUCT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

We believe creativity and attention to detail can unlock tangible value at inception and during the life of an investment.

WE ACTIVELY LEAD

We employ an operationally-driven strategy to add value to businesses and seek to invest in control positions in order to impact financial and operational results.

Responsible Investing

A Focus on Sustainability

Within food and agribusiness investing, value creation and sustainability often go hand in hand. As such, identifying opportunities to maximize positive social, environmental, and corporate governance (ESG) effects within our investments has naturally integrated into our business since the early days of our firm.

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Sustainability

Our firm is committed to integrating high ESG standards across each investment lifecycle in order to safeguard our portfolio companies’ success in each phase of our investment process, including: sourcing, monitoring, management.

Investing

Sourcing

We evaluate a target acquisition’s ESG profile from the early days of diligence. We take ESG standards very seriously in the pre-investment phase, and we aim to ensure there are no outstanding ESG issues before we make an investment.

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Monitoring

We conduct ESG monitoring of all portfolio companies, and we produce an annual report on ESG and sustainability that is available to both existing and prospective investors.

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Management

ESG is important to us for two reasons: we care about the end users of our portfolio companies’ products, 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 and agribusiness sector.

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