Agrifood Tech | March 7, 2017

Investors find exits and returns in two “fake meat” ventures

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The $4 billion plant-based alternative meat market is heating up, with two recent exits.

Maple Leaf Foods in Canada bought a stake in Lightlife Foods from private equity firm Brynwood Partners for $140 million.

And Korys, a food services investor affiliated with one of Belgium’s largest supermarket chains, bought a stake in Dutch alternative meat producer Ojah for an undisclosed sum.

“Consumers are increasingly looking to diversify their protein consumption, including plant-based options,” said Maple Leaf’s Michael McCain.

Photo credit: Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS