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Paine Schwartz Partners Overview

Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm that focuses on investment opportunities in the global food and agribusiness sectors.


Growth Equity


North America

HQ Location

New York, NY

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Key Value Builder Features1

  • Focused Digital Strategy
  • In-house Digital Expertise
  • Operational Improvement Strategy
  • Dedicated Operational Improvement Team

1. Key Value Builder Features are determined by the BuildRI research team based upon publicly-available information and input from 3rd parties, including the firm in certain circumstances.

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Contributing Source: Sustainability

AdvAg supports food supply chains and consumer environments demanding sustainable and regenerative farming practices. They help progressive growers mitigate environmental and economic risks, enhancing sustainability and production resilience. Partnering with AdvAg gives growers access to proprietary digital and analytics tools, backed by agronomic experts who provide customized recommendations on tillage, weed control, nutrient usage, crop placement, and acre management. This optimization helps farmers increase yields with fewer inputs, improving environmental sustainability.

Axiota Animal Health

Contributing Source: 2022 ESG Report

In 2021, Axiota implemented new policies focused on equal opportunity and DEI. To elicit employee feedback, the company administered a survey and also held a workshop conducted by an independent facilitator. The company began implementing several action items identified during the process, including reviewing salary equity throughout the company based on job description and banding. Axiota also implemented courses through LinkedIn Learning regarding state and federal employment compliance, such as anti-harassment and DEI-related trainings. As part of its commitment to transparency, the company addresses environmental, health and safety issues, policies, and procedures during quarterly town halls.

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