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Edmond de Rothschild PE and Peakbridge to invest EUR250m in agri-foodtech start-ups

The private equity investment platform of Edmond de Rothschild Group and PeakBridge, a specialist in Agri-FoodTech investing, are partnering to accelerate the growth of Peakbridge’s investment platform. 

Their shared goal will be to support Agri-FoodTech startups in their growth stages. The joint effort will, at first, target EUR250 million in assets under management, and will look to grow further in the future. Given the global reach and capabilities of both organisations, the intent will be to impact long-term environmental and social challenges.

Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity and PeakBridge bring together two well-aligned organizations that, through the power of innovation and reimagining Food and Agriculture systems around the world, share the long-term vision, culture, and values that underpin impact and financial results.

General Partner of PeakBridge, Erich Sieber, says: “We are grateful for this vote of confidence from Edmond de Rothschild, enabling us to further our efforts in investing and supporting the rapidly growing infrastructure that is needed to advance FoodTech innovation. We will work in close collaboration together with Edmond de Rothschild to discover, invest and nurture top growth stage entrepreneurs and technologies that will impact the future of our food systems.”

CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity, Johnny El Hachem, adds: “This partnership, with a professional Agri-FoodTech fund manager whose strategy and positioning are close to our DNA, demonstrates our desire to constantly improve our offering and further our impact in critical industries such as food and agriculture. We have strong confidence that together with PeakBridge we can create a long-lasting impact on systematic social and environmental challenges globally.”

The Edmond de Rothschild family has for 250 years established its reputation as a contributor to building infrastructures for future generations, and with PeakBridge, the private equity investment platform will continue to do the same for the agri-food industry. By leveraging key players in the ecosystem, this partnership will support the building of tools and solutions to feed our world in a more sustainable and nutritious way.

“The food industry has significant impact on both human and planet health. Through this cooperation we will strengthen our ability to support companies and entrepreneurs who positively impact the critical transition we require,” says Nadav Berger, General Partner of PeakBridge.

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