Proven agribusiness investors

enabling rapid and substainable growth

Investment

Investment

We invest in experienced management teams and companies to build and grow champions
We invest in experienced management teams and companies to build and grow champions
 

About Us

We are a specialist agribusiness investment group, with deep industry expertise and hands-on operating experience, helping mid-sized food and agriculture companies grow to become clear industry leaders

We partner with exceptional agriculture and food companies to guide them through rapid yet sustainable growth, to become clear industry leaders.

Our accomplished team, with decades of agricultural investing, development and operating expertise across the globe, helps companies achieve their fullest potential.

We pioneer innovative approaches to solve many of the headwinds facing modern agriculture and always put environmental, social and governance considerations at the heart of our investments and operations.

Sunridge Partners provides patient capital, deep industry expertise and a hands-on approach to achieving outsized returns for all stakeholders.      

 

We focus on companies operating in mostly the mid‐stream part of the food and agriculture value chain:

Sub-Sectors

We focus on companies operating in mostly the mid‐stream part of the food and agriculture value chain:

Sub-Sectors

Inputs/ Genetics

Inputs/ Genetics

Inputs/ Genetics

Inputs/ Genetics

Storage/ Distribution

Processing

Primary Production

Storage/ Distribution

Processing

Primary Production

FMCG/ Retail

FMCG/ Retail

Geography

Geography

Our Approach

We help agribusiness owners, operators, and entrepreneurs grow their businesses into industry leaders with the help of our capital and strong industry focussed expertise, globally

Why work with Sunridge Partners

  • Our unique focus on food and agriculture, allows us to better understand particular agribusiness needs faster and have in-depth sector and sub-sector expertise bringing solutions to your business

  • Our stewardship and value creation track-record is unparalleled and our investing, operations and business development skills add value beyond just capital

  • We are driven by the highest environmental, ethical and socially responsible principles and work with you to achieve the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders during the whole lifetime of our ownership

  • As we are family backed, we pride ourselves on providing patient and long-term capital

We can provide owners and operations with the following solutions

We have flexible mandate to create custom solutions for owners and operators wishing to either fully transition a business yet also have the ability to form mutually beneficial partnerships for ownership and growth

  • Growth capital (organic and acquisitions)

  • Purchase of whole company or divisions

  • Changes to the shareholder base

  • Financing for management buy-outs/buy-ins

We operate primarily acorss OECD countries with a focus on western Europe and North America.

We have the ability to scale businesses globally beyond OECD countries.

We can also work outside these regions in selected instances.

We operate primarily acorss OECD countries with a focus on western Europe and North America.

We have the ability to scale businesses globally beyond OECD countries.

We can also work outside these regions in selected instances.

 

Our Investment Criteria

We invest in experienced management teams and companies to build and grow sustainable champions across the food and agribusiness value chain

Food and Agriculture Value Chain Focus

Inputs

Seeds, genetics, fertilizers, crop protection, equipment, services

Primary Production

Produce, plantations, aquaculture, specialty crops

Processing

Food processing, value-added processing

Storage& Transportation

Shipping, infrastructure, cold storage, distribution

Geography

  • Our focus is on member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • We have the ability to scale businesses globally beyond OECD countries

Companies 

We partner with private, mostly family owned companies that have:

  • Exceptional management teams with a shared passion to grow and develop their businesses

  • Track-record of operational excellence

  • Operate in interesting niches within the food and agriculture value chain that are growing rapidly

  • Minimum EBITDA of US$2 million

  • Aligned goals and strict adherence to environmentally, ethically and socially responsible principles

  • Ability for Sunridge Partners to add value beyond capital

Transaction Size

  • Our customary transaction size is between US$ 20-50 million in equity over the lifetime of an investment

We welcome you to contact us to discuss how we might partner to create mutually beneficial opportunities in the agribusiness sector.

 

Other investment criteria

We partner with well-managed, profitable companies operating in high growth agribusiness sub-segments. In general, they should meet the following criteria:

  • Exceptional management teams with a shared passion to grow and devleop their business

  • Track record of operational excellence

  • Minumum EBITDA of US$ 2 million or equivalent

Companies

Other investment criteria

We partner with well-managed, profitable companies operating in high growth agribusiness sub-segments. In general, they should meet the following criteria:

  • Exceptional management teams with a shared passion to grow and devleop their business

  • Track record of operational excellence

  • Minumum EBITDA of US$ 2 million or equivalent

Companies

Other investment criteria includes:

  • Ability for Sunridge Partner to add value beyond capital

  • Preference for majority equity positions

  • Strict adherence to environmentally, ethically and socially responsible principles

Other investment criteria includes:

  • Ability for Sunridge Partner to add value beyond capital

  • Preference for majority equity positions

  • Strict adherence to environmentally, ethically and socially responsible principles

Team

We are driven by agribusiness experts, with hands-on sector specific investment, operations, and business development expertise

Leadership

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Philipp Saumweber is an experienced principal investor and operator in the agriculture sector, which he has worked in for over a decade and has deployed capital across the agricultural value chain in Europe, North America and Australasia. 

 

While at Sunridge Partners, Philipp was also the interim CEO for one of its portfolio businesses.

Philipp was an investment professional at King Street Capital, a large hedge fund, where he led investments in real asset sectors throughout Europe.

Philipp began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he advised public and private companies in European real estate, lodging and gaming sectors on strategic and financial matters. 

Philipp holds a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.​​

Managing Partner

Philipp Saumweber

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Hugues Marchand is an investment professional with more than 15 years of principal investing experience, primarily in the infrastructure sector across Europe, North America and Africa.

At Sunridge Partners, Hugues has also been CFO of a portfolio business.

Previously, Hugues was a principal investment professional at GDF SUEZ, leading transaction in LNG, infrastructure and power projects globally. Hugues was also divisional CFO in Turkey.

Hugues holds a BEng in Applied Maths from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, a PhD in Operations Research from the Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics (UCL) / Columbia University and attended INSEAD’s General Management Program.

Partner

Hugues Marchand

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Michael is seasoned agribusiness investment and business development professional with more than a decade of experience.

Michael was a business development director for one of Sunridge Partners' portfolio companies.

Previously, Michael was an investment professional at RJI Capital, a boutique private equity and
strategic advisory firm.

Michael began his career in commodities trading at Dominion Resources, one of the largest physical and financial traders of natural gas in the US.

Michael holds a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MSc with Distinction in Shipping, Trade, and Finance from Cass Business School.

Partner

Michael Voice

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Wider Team

Our team includes leading industry operators and executives, analysts, business developers as well as a seasoned board of advisors from across the food and agriculture industry

 

Contact

Sunridge Partners (UK), LLP

 

310A Harbour Yard

Third Floor

Chelsea Harbour

London, SW10 0XD

United Kingdom

+44 20 3892 3080

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Sunridge Partners (UK), LLP acts as the investment advisor for the Sunridge funds that invest in agribusinesses globally.  Sunridge Partners (UK), LLP (FRN: 821518) is an Appointed Representative of Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd, (FRN: 466588) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  ​​

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