Paine Schwartz Partners has over 20 years of experience investing in food and agribusiness, making us one of the global leaders with a dedicated focus on the sector. We have deep domain expertise, key industry relationships, and a proven track record of success investing in the space.


We Are Focused

Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on sustainable food chain investing. Our professionals have unparalleled investment and operating experience in food and agribusiness, with a demonstrated track record necessary to invest competitively and successfully in the space.


We Remain Thesis-Driven

Paine Schwartz Partners adopts a primary research, thesis-driven approach to investing. All of our food and agribusiness platform investments to date have been generated through deep-dive, offsite investment evaluations. By combining this research-intensive framework with our sector expertise and unique industry relationships, we have been able to source a number of opportunities outside the scope of competitive auction processes, unlocking attractive growth prospects while maintaining valuation discipline.


We Construct Innovative Solutions

We maintain the strong conviction that to be successful as a private equity investor, every aspect of a transaction must be addressed with creativity and attention to detail.

We believe that innovative solutions can unlock tangible value at inception, as well as and during the life of an investment.


We Actively Lead

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

Our strategy is operationally-driven, with a focus on adding value and substantively improving businesses. Our investment and operating professionals work closely with management teams to drive operational results, increase growth, and strengthen overall performance of each and every one of our portfolio companies.