Why family offices should consider investing in food technology
As the next decade shapes up to be one of disruptive change, one sector seeing huge growth is that of food technology, where advances in technology, coupled with compelling business cases, are attracting significant private investment.

What you need to know

  • The evidence continues to mount that the next decade will see more radical and disruptive change than either of the “Noughties” or the “Teens”.
  • More and more capital is being allocated accordingly, but not to prepare for the next “doomsday”.
  • The rationale is less about hedging against the next black swan event, and more towards preparing for the birth of green ones.
  • One sector which is seeing huge growth is that of food tech, where advances in technology, coupled with compelling business cases, are attracting significant private investment and present an interesting opportunity for forward-thinking family offices.
Investments Updated on June 29, 2022

From the start of 2021, Maybridge Services has focused on the rapidly developing interface where food meets cutting-edge science, referred to as the “food technology” sector for the purpose of this article. Over the past 12 months, there’s been increasing interest from the family office sector into various food tech businesses, where a combination of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles, coupled with extremely attractive growth and ROI propositions, are creating potentially game-changing businesses. This suggests that the 2020s will be where the food system, and its carbon-heavy agricultural practices, will be transformed by the end of the decade.

Food technology provides an interesting opportunity for family offices

The difference lies in a normally unspoken truth. Most investors, from the smallest retail investor up to the largest institutions, will pay lip service to the concept of ethical or impact investing and espouse ESG values but are more hesitant when it comes to putting money where their mouths are. Instead, they tend to seek returns from more traditional and trusted sectors and asset classes.

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