Africa: Private Equity Deal to Spur Growth in Agribusiness

Zeder Investments Limited is committing US $46.7 million to acquire and expand Chayton Africa, an agricultural business. Chayton Africa will be transformed from its status as a private equity vehicle into an agricultural operating company. The company currently produces 10% of Zambian soya and 5% of its wheat, with production increase estimates for the next year up to 35% and 15%, respectively. The company’s goal is to “fill in the critical gaps in the supply chain by accessing markets across the region and unlocking the value achievable across the agricultural supply chain.”

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