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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!
Here’s a fun fact. In the year 2020, the average person ate 165 pounds of meat, seafood, dairy, and eggs. All of that consumption has posed a real challenge for animal-based protein producers to sustainably keep up with soaring global demand. In comes alternative-based proteins.
The venture community was quick to back the early movers in the alternative protein space, allowing them to slowly start to chip away at animal protein’s market share. However, the alternatives market still has a long way to go until there is parity in taste, and more importantly, price point with animal proteins. In this week’s featured Industry Trends article, we take a look at how private equity and other institutional investors are targeting the alternative protein space to fund the still-fledgling industry’s next phase of growth.
Our featured buy-side members this week include a Florida-based private investment firm, a 40 year old private equity firm, and a Toronto-based growth and value investor. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to two full-service middle market M&A advisory firms.
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