Lessons learnt from the past help shape the financial future

History has a habit of repeating itself. And financial history is no different. JB Equity analyst Desmond Woods reveals why studying financial history helps us to improve our understanding “one mistake at a time” in order to better manage risk. At a recent event held at Edinburgh’s Library of Mistakes, the JB Equity team heard … Continue reading Lessons learnt from the past help shape the financial future

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Leading Chilean pork producer forms ‘perfect union’ with European agri investors

One of Latin America’s leading pork producers – Coexca S.A – has joined forces with the Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF) via an equity raising facilitated by an Edinburgh-based agricultural investment firm, JB Equity Limited. This partnership will allow the development of an ambitious investment plan for more than US$40m within the next five years. The agreement, … Continue reading Leading Chilean pork producer forms ‘perfect union’ with European agri investors

The bio-economy: the next investment frontier for Denmark

The bio-economy has emerged as a new and attractive investment sector, with Denmark in the ‘box seat’ to become the future global ecosystem luring international investment, research and expertise, the Danish Parliament has heard. Delivering an invite-only key-note speech at the Danish Parliamentary Environment and Food Committee’s hearing on the bio-economy on May 2, investment … Continue reading The bio-economy: the next investment frontier for Denmark

Farming UK NEWS: ‘Scientists to use low-cost manufacturing of new animal medicines using chicken eggs’

Our portfolio company Roslin Technologies has been featured in Farming UK News: "Innovations that improve the health of farmed animals and raise agricultural productivity will be brought to market with the support of a £10 million investment. The University of Edinburgh, considered to be a world leader in animal science research, will invest £10m in … Continue reading Farming UK NEWS: ‘Scientists to use low-cost manufacturing of new animal medicines using chicken eggs’

AG FUNDER NEWS – ‘EXCLUSIVE: UK Agritech Startup Roslin Tech Raises £10m for Animal Therapeutics Platform’

'A UK-based animal agriculture technology company has spun out of the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and raised £10 million ($12.4 million) in funding to commercialize its first products. This is the largest funding deal for an early stage UK agritech startup innovating on-farm products, according to AgFunder data. Roslin Technologies was formed … Continue reading AG FUNDER NEWS – ‘EXCLUSIVE: UK Agritech Startup Roslin Tech Raises £10m for Animal Therapeutics Platform’

Agricultural development capital firm boosts leadership team with new chief appointed

Edinburgh firm JB Equity has appointed a new group chief executive officer, Daniël Bor (Bor) Boer, former senior banker at the global specialist food & agribusiness lender, Rabobank. Appointed Group CEO and Partner, Mr Boer will oversee JB Equity’s growth and expansion of new projects in Asia, Europe and Latin America. JB Equity chairman Martin … Continue reading Agricultural development capital firm boosts leadership team with new chief appointed