With a distinct emphasis on the global food and agribusiness sectors, Paine Schwartz Partners uses its thesis-based solution and operational expertise to raise the value of each investment. The privately held company that specializes in sustainable investment in the food chain, has about 20 years of experience investing in food and agribusiness, making it one of the world's leading companies with an emphasis on the industry. The firm has extensive domain expertise, key industry relationships, and a successful track record of space investments. This company takes a legitimate research strategy to investment driven by the thesis. Most of its investment in the food and agribusiness platform to date has been produced through in-depth off-site investment assessments. By integrating this research-intensive paradigm with its industry expertise and unique industry relationships, it has been able to develop a lot of opportunities outside the effective range of competitive auction systems, opening up alluring growth prospects while retaining discipline in valuation. In order to influence financial and operational results, this company typically invests in control positions.
Through its Portfolio Excellence Platform, Paine consistently delivers effective results from high impact growth initiatives, operational and underlying advancements in financial performance across the portfolio.
The strategy of the company is operationally driven, relying on added value and significantly improving companies. Its investments and operating professionals cooperate attentively with management teams to drive operational results, increase growth, and deliver better performance of each and every portfolio firm. Many firms in the company’s portfolio have an intrinsic Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) component in their business model. Therefore, operational efficiency improvements can greatly increase the positive impact of their supply chains.
Paine Schwartz Partners recently announced that John Novak had been promoted to Managing Director, Alex Corbacho to Director and Brian Thies to Principal. Furthermore, the role of partner Stephen Padgette at Paine Schwartz will eventually evolve to focus on technology and its application in the food and agriculture value chain and in the Paine Schwartz portfolio. The company takes pride in its belief that these promotions will reflect its dedication to growth in order to boost the company’s leadership position in the food and agribusiness private equity landscape.