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Investments

50

Portfolio Exits

8

Funds

2

About Rio Investment Partners

Rio Investment Partners was established to identify and invest in food and agriculture companies that provide solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability. It is a hands-on investor who works alongside of its portfolio companies to provide the support and resources needed to transform emerging companies into successful globally competitive enterprises.

Rio Investment Partners Headquarter Location

#235, 600 Crowfoot Crescent N.W.

Calgary, Alberta, T3G 0B4,

Canada

403-215-5492

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Rio Investment Partners Launches Agri-Food Venture Capital Fund

Apr 3, 2019

Rio Investment Partners , the Canadian successor to Avrio Capital, a global agricultural equity investment firm, has launched a new venture capital fund. The fund, focused on Agri-Food investing across the North American ag-tech and food-tech value chain, is targeting $150m of total committed capital and has secured $77.5 million in a first close. Led by co-founders Aki Georgacacos, who is based in the Calgary office and Jean Francois Huc, who is based in the Montreal office, Rio invests in growth stage companies operating in the various segments of the agri-food tech continuum from agricultural productivity to novel protein technologies to healthy foods and seeking capital of $3 to $10 million to catalyze their expansion strategies. To this end, the firm has recruited several members of the Avrio team, including: – Aki Georgacacos (co-founder and Managing Director), – Steven Leakos (Managing Director) and – Jonathan Goodkey, promoted to Principal in the new fund. The existing Avrio equity and sub-debt funds will continue to operate under the Avrio name. FinSMEs

Rio Investment Partners Investments

50 Investments

Rio Investment Partners has made 50 investments. Their latest investment was in Hortau as part of their Series C on February 2, 2019.

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Rio Investment Partners Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/28/2019

Series C

Hortau

$15.16M

No

1

1/17/2019

Seed VC

Way Better Brands

Yes

1

8/23/2018

Series B

Enterra

No

3

6/20/2018

Series B

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$99M

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10

5/4/2018

Private Equity

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$99M

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10

Date

2/28/2019

1/17/2019

8/23/2018

6/20/2018

5/4/2018

Round

Series C

Seed VC

Series B

Series B

Private Equity

Company

Hortau

Way Better Brands

Enterra

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Amount

$15.16M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

3

10

10

Rio Investment Partners Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

Rio Investment Partners has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Sol Cuisine on November 12, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

11/12/2021

Acquired

3

2/26/2021

IPO

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10

6/26/2019

Acquired

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10

5/25/2018

Acquired

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10

6/8/2015

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

11/12/2021

2/26/2021

6/26/2019

5/25/2018

6/8/2015

Exit

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

10

10

10

10

Rio Investment Partners Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Rio Investment Partners acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Morris Industries on September 06, 2017.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/6/2017

Grant

$99M

$1.18M

Acq - Fin

2

Date

9/6/2017

Investment Stage

Grant

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

$1.18M

Note

Acq - Fin

Sources

2

Rio Investment Partners Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Rio Investment Partners has 2 funds, including Rio Investment Partners North American Agtech & Foodtech.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/2/2019

Rio Investment Partners North American Agtech & Foodtech

$58.15M

5

2/8/2016

Avrio Ventures III

$99M

10

Closing Date

4/2/2019

2/8/2016

Fund

Rio Investment Partners North American Agtech & Foodtech

Avrio Ventures III

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$58.15M

$99M

Sources

5

10

Rio Investment Partners Team

5 Team Members

Rio Investment Partners has 5 team members, including current Controller, Cole Orobetz.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Aki Georgacacos

Botaneco, FCC Ventures, and Deloitte

Founder

Current

Cole Orobetz

Controller

Current

Aki Georgacacos

Managing Partner

Current

Jean-Francois Huc

Greenfield Global, Sanofi, and Arthur D. Little

Managing Partner

Current

Steven Leakos

Managing Director

Current

Name

Aki Georgacacos

Cole Orobetz

Aki Georgacacos

Jean-Francois Huc

Steven Leakos

Work History

Botaneco, FCC Ventures, and Deloitte

Greenfield Global, Sanofi, and Arthur D. Little

Title

Founder

Controller

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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