Ann Veneman, Senior Adviser & Former US Secretary of Agriculture
How we create value
How our resources help our partnerships
Mapping a long-term roadmap for value creation and lasting industry leadership.
Talent & recruiting
Team building and coaching, key personnel recruitment, professionalization, and best-practices in culture-building.
Management, manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and systems support from leaders with years of industry experience.
Sales & distribution
Relationships – and years of experience collaborating – with some of the most influential end users of food (retailers, food service and manufacturing).
Driving growth through new market/product entry, and merger & acquisitions initiatives.
Innovation & efficiency
Capital and expertise to drive world-class R&D, technology transfer, automation, and efficiencies.
Connections to past and current partner company owners and leaders, including Sunridge events.
Planning, support, guidance and relationships to facilitate an eventual exit.
Across the food, beverage and agribusiness value chain, Sunridge focuses on growth and consolidation opportunities within attractive niches.
- plant genetics
- nutrients and protections
- machinery, tools, irrigation
- animal genetics
- animal feed
- low and high value crops
Sourcing and logistics
- specialty sourcing and wholesale
- cold chain distribution
- specialty distribution
- commodity trading
- commodity distribution
Processing and manufacturing
- fruit and veg processing
- milling and bakery
- dairy processing
- meat and fish processing
- food additives, flavours and ingredients
- B2B food manufacturing
- branded and B2C food and beverage
We partner with private, mostly family-owned companies based in the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries. We are looking for:
- Exceptional management teams with a shared passion to grow
- Businesses operating in rapidly growing niches within food, beverage and agriculture
- Alignment on environmental, ethical and social responsibility
- The ability for Sunridge to add value beyond capital and scale businesses
- Minimum EBITDA of US$4 million
- Equity investments of USD 10 – 50 million over the investment lifetime
We are proud to have partnered with carefully selected blue-chip institutional investors, who share our vision and values, and are committed to helping finance and grow food, beverage and agri-business leaders over the long term, while supporting improvement of to the food industry supply chain.
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Hugues Marchand, Partner, on what makes Sunridge truly unique, the entrepreneurial, passionate and driven ethos within the firm and ability to support growth and corporate development
Michael Voice, Partner, details what Sunridge looks for in an investment, how Sunridge supports value creation and the need to preserve and enhance business legacy over the long term
Ann Veneman, former United States Secretary of Agriculture and Adviser to Sunridge speaks about the Sunridge team’s thoughtful approach to leadership when they come into an organisation