PE firms appear to have reached a comfortable pace for investments in agriculture, with KKR's reported $100 million backing of Sundrop Farms marking the third straight year the industry has received between 17 and 21 deals, according to the PitchBook Platform. It might seem like a small amount at first, but such activity hasn't been matched since 2007.
More details on the KKR deal are available in the PE deals section below. Here are some highlights of our free coverage over the past week:
This year won't match 2013's number of PE investments in transportation, with the current pace set for a 32% drop in deal flow. B2C automotive companies have fared the best in 2014 compared to last year.
The state of New York has had nearly an even split in B2B and B2C deals across this decade as a whole. This year, though, B2B is claiming about 36% of deals (highest in nine years) while B2C is down to 21% (a decade low).