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LABEL INVESTMENTS

About Us

  • We are a specialized agribusiness investment group, with a high operational focus and an entrepeneurial mindset.

  • We invest in agricultural projects that improve human health and contribute to sustainable development.

  • We add value by being actively involved in the business. Our team members sum more than 100 years of experience in the agribusiness industry.

Strategy

We invest in technology and long term consumer trends.

Technology

  • We believe the agriculture of tomorrow will be driven by innovation.

  • We focus on the technologies that will transform the agriculture of tomorrow:

  • New growing technologies: vertical farming, hydroponics and control environment farming

  • Biocontrol and nutritional solutions for crops

  • Precision farming

  • Innovative Food and Alternative proteins: cellular cultivation and insect based proteins

  • Digitalization

  • Biotechnology

Investment criteria
  • We invest in companies with disruptive technologies and innovative solutions.

  • We invest in scalable projects.

  • We like to partner with exceptional founders and management teams.

  • We invest in every phase of a company´s life cycle: Pre Series A, Series A and follow-on investments.

  • Our total investment throughout the life of the investment ranges from €1 million to €10 million.

Long term consumer trends

  • We believe consumers are purpose driven and value their health, well-being and the future of the planet.

  • We invest in sustainable production: locally grown products, organic production and low carbon footprint.

  • We invest in the optimization of the food supply chain.

  • We invest in fresh produce categories with long term growth prospects: citrus, berries, tropicals and nuts.

Investment criteria
Greenfield projects
  • We invest directly in agricultural land. We get involved in the creation, development and running of state-of-the-art agricultural farms.

  • We invest in varities with a stable long term demand or in high growth niche markets.

Companies
  • Leaders with a high growth project

    We invest in companies which are leaders in segments or market niches with solid fundamentals, have an attractive growth project and a consistent track record of profitability.
  • Committed management team

    We actively partner with management teams with a solid track record and an entrepeneurial approach.
  • Size

    Our capital commitment ranges from €10 million to €30 million.
    We invest in companies with an EBITDA of €1 million to €5 million.

How we create value

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Active involvement

We add beyond capital. Our deep industry expertise allows us to understand faster and better the companies and get involved in the running of the business.
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Management team development

Through our extensive ag-business network and expertise, we build and support best in class management teams.
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Operational improvements

Our unique focus on agribusiness provides us with the technical knowledge to optimize and improve the operations.
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Inorganic growth

We help companies accomplish their growth projects by acquiring other companies and generating sinergies.

Portfolio

  • We are long term investors: we are not constrained by time and our investment period goes typically beyond 10 years.

  • We invest wherever we see value creation potential: Early stage, Start-Ups, Growth Equity, Buy-Outs, Greenfield Projects and Real Estate.

  • We look for investment opportunities at a global scale.

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Invested

Divested

Team

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Alexandre Pierron - Darbonne

Chairman

Alexandre served as President & CEO of Planasa, the global leader in berry plant genetics he helped create during more than 15 years.
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Luis Sánchez - Alciturri

CEO

Luis served as Global Head of Taxes in Gamesa Corporación, a Spanish publicly listed MNE engaged in the renewable energy sector for more than 6 years.
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José Luis Díaz

CFO

Jose Luis joined Planasa as CFO for Spain in 2003 and became Corporate CFO of Planasa in June 2012, a position he held for 5 years.
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Álvaro Mariátegui

Senior Investment Analyst

Alvaro worked for 4 years in the M&A team of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he was involved in transactions in the consumer and agribusiness industries.
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Elena Ibáñez

Financial Reporting Manager

Elena worked as Manager in Deloitte‘s Audit & Assurance practice.
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Luis Álvarez

Portfolio Controller

Luis worked as an auditor at PwC and then moved to Azkoyen Group, initially as head of consolidation and reporting and later promoted to finance manager.
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Esther Mañú

Executive assistant

Esther worked in Planasa during 4 years as Executive Assistant and 13 years in CNTA (The National Centre for Food Technology and Safety) as Management Secretary.
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Maite Odériz

Head of administration

Maite worked during 10 years in Graftech Iberica as Head of Accounting and Business Analyst.
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Gonzalo Arrieta

Investment Analyst

Gonzalo worked as an analyst in EY´s Transactions team.
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Anais Arana

Controller

Anais worked for 4 years in the audit team of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
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Cristina Cobo

Controller

Cristina worked for 3.5 years in the audit team of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
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Irune Calvo

Accounting

Irune worked in the General accounting and in the financial department at Valco Melton for 7 years.

Contact Us

LABEL INVESTMENTS

Calle Cortes de Navarra 5, 1º Derecha
31002, Pamplona (Navarra), Spain
+34 948 150 570

Calle Almagro 26, escalera derecha, 1ºB exterior
28010, Madrid, Spain
+34 917 147 937

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