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Media/News Archive: 2014

  • First Closing of Fourth Fund

    September 9, 2014

    Avrio Capital Announces Closing of Fourth Institutional Late Stage Venture Fund

    CALGARY, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ – Avrio Capital Inc. (“Avrio”) is pleased to announce the first closing of its fourth institutional late stage venture fund, Avrio Ventures Limited Partnership III (the “Fund”). With initial commitments of $65MM, from incumbent limited partners, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and Export Development Canada (EDC), the Fund will continue to focus on the agriculture and food sectors, investing in innovative companies that offer solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability. This first closing has provided incumbent Limited Partners with the opportunity to continue working with the Avrio team as they expand their leadership position as agriculture and food sector investors. Avrio Ventures Limited Partnership III remains open to new investors and expects to have a subsequent closing some time over the ... Continue Reading

  • Avrio Invests in Axter Agroscience

    June 10, 2014

    Axter Agroscience Announces Management Buyout to Strengthen Future Growth

    Mont St-Hilaire (Quebec), June 10, 2014 – Axter Agroscience Inc. makers of the original CropBooster┬« and RR SoyBooster┬« foliar biostimulants, today announced it has undergone a successful management buyout (MBO) let by CEO Pierre Migner, and backed by Avrio Ventures Limited Partnership II.

    The buyout was initiated by Axter’s senior management team let by CEO Pierre Migner and Avrio Ventures Limited Partnership II, a Canadian Investment Fund specializing in Agriculture and Food. The transaction will enable Axter to enhance its position as a market leader and build on the strong customer base it has nurtured since 1981, while providing a robust platform upon which to continue to grow its business.

    Headquartered in Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Axter has been developing and marketing innovative foliar applied biostimulants and nutrient solutions since 1981. Axter&#... Continue Reading

  • Hortau Secures $3.5M in Financing from Avrio Capital

    April 4, 2014

    Hortau will use funding to continue expansion and provide world-class irrigation management solutions for growers across all commodities

    Calgary, Alberta Canada. (April 4, 2014) Hortau, the leader in wireless, web-based irrigation management, has secured $3.5 million in financing from Avrio Capital its second investment in the precision irrigation company in 14 months.

    Avrio Capital, Canada’s leading private equity firm focused on food and agriculture, invested $3 million in Hortau in January 2013, allowing the precision irrigation company to grow its technical support and sales team to rapidly expand throughout North America.

    “We’re excited to have Avrio Capital as a key, long-term partner in our continued growth, expansion and unique perspective on precision irrigation,” said Hortau CEO Jocelyn Boudreau. “Avrio Capital’s global network, combined with Hortau’s proprietary technology, has created a strong partnership for the future.”

    Hortau’s ir... Continue Reading