Paine Schwartz Partners recognizes that capital is a commodity, but ideas are not. Our professionals have experience managing challenges in food and agribusiness and investing globally across the value chain and throughout cycles. We use our industry expertise and financial knowledge to identify opportunities.


We Are Focused

Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on sustainable food chain investing. We utilize extensive industry expertise to execute a differentiated and disciplined global strategy, targeting attractive businesses in the food and agribusiness sectors to solve problems and create innovative solutions which enhance value for sellers, management teams and our investors.

Paine Schwartz 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 thesis-driven approach to investing.  We identify transactions primarily in upstream segments of the value chain, targeting investment opportunities created by solving problems for sellers, management teams or corporate partners.  By combining this problem-solving culture with a sector focus, and unique industry relationships, we have been able to acquire many of our businesses outside of competitive auction processes with attractive growth prospects at disciplined valuations.


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 term of an investment.


We Actively Lead

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

Our investment strategy and model are best suited to situations in which we can effect fast change to produce optimal outcomes.


We Embrace Complexity

We believe that the complexity of the food and agribusiness sectors often inhibit efficient auction processes or other capital markets solutions.

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