Aqua Capital is a private equity firm that manages investments in innovating, sustainable businesses across the Agribusiness & Food value chain. We are a thesis-driven team investing in fragmented markets with potential to build significant scale and strategic value.
We pursue themes and investments that are disrupting our sector through technology and innovation, sustainability and globalization. We look to address transformational dynamics going on in the Ag & Food industry.
Aqua Capital is uniquely positioned to manage, originate and assist in structuring best-in-class investment opportunities and to drive value creation through deep strategic and operational involvement.
As a signatory member to the UN PRI we promote high ESG and Positive Impact standards, and seek to contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are fully committed to food security, climate change, diversity, work conditions and others key SDGs, particularly given the magnitude of the impact that Ag & Food systems have on such critical matters.
Partnership and Teamwork
We thrive in partnerships, believing that complementary skills with a shared philosophy are the way to make companies achieve their maximum potential.
Hands on Involvements
We get deeply involved in the strategy, operations, and key strategic initiatives of our portfolio companies.
Being Local and Going where the Action Is
We believe that the best opportunities are in middle-market companies, and that these typically operate away from the big cities. Only by being local can we select best-in-class companies and take them to the next level.
Transparency and Professionalism
We are committed to transparency and professionalism in all our activities, which are bases on which we develop trust with our partners, investors, and team members.
As long-term investors in cycle markets, we believe that discipline is a cornerstone to investing and managing companies and to achieve successful exits.
Aqua Capital Highlights
Investments since inceptions organized in platforms
Number of people employed by Aqua-managed funds portfolio companies
Combined portfolio companies’ revenues – Brazil’s top 40 Ag & Food
Portfolio access to upstreem, downstream and services in Ag & Food
Portfolio providing Access to Ag & Food tech and innovation through a sustainable investment approach and positive-impact themes
One of the largest and most experienced private equity Ag & Food-dedicated teams globally
Our goal is to achieve top quartile returns for our investors by building sustainable world-class businesses able to provide high quality and affordable food globally.
Our investment strategy focuses on investment opportunities that benefit from the following themes:
- Growing demand for essential food, with focus on safety and affordability.
- Closing the productivity gap vs. global best practices.
- Solving climate change and sustainability challenges inherent in Ag & Food Innovation.
- Changing consumer habits driven by health, wellness and convenience.
- Innovation and disruption of traditional Ag & Food models.
At Aqua Capital, we employ a repeatable, scalable investment model complemented by a deep operational approach that provides the largest leverage factor to drive performance.
Aqua Capital implements its investment strategy through:
Buy & Build: acquire unique platforms capable of becoming sector winners and in most cases, execute serial roll-ups.
Growth: invest in high-growth companies led by outstanding entrepreneurs and help them scale their proven business model by leveraging Aqua’s growth and operational capabilities.
A Sector Focused Approach
At Aqua Capital we solely manage assets and invest in Ag & Food.
We have one of the largest, most experienced private equity teams globally focused on this sector. Our team members come from world-class Ag and food global top-tier firms and are supported by well recognized Operating Partners and Senior Advisors, bringing operational experience and deep industry insight.