Our investment strategy

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Tate & Lyle Ventures is focused on generating financial returns from its investments. This means we focus on backing companies with defensible technologies, clear growth plans and a management team with the ambition to build an aggressive high growth business.

The investment scope for Tate & Lyle Ventures II LP focuses on addressing a wide variety of global food challenges in developed and developing countries. Busy lives, ageing populations and rapid urbanization mean that consumers are looking for foods and technologies to assist in maintaining healthy lifestyles. The fund aims to make investments that provide the food and beverage industry with ingredients delivering science-based benefits, technologies that improve the manufacturing process and technologies and services that help consumers to stay healthy.

Through our investment experience we know that great companies usually do not come ready made – and we are fully committed to helping our portfolio companies to build management teams, define their strategies and grow toward success.

Our focus is on investing in early stage and expansion phase ventures across the world, based not only in Europe and North America but also in developing markets. All of the businesses we back, wherever they are based, must have products with global potential. We are pro-active investors who aim to play a supporting role in the businesses we back, usually as board members, and we aim to support those businesses in the long term, always making sure we reserve sufficient capital for subsequent financing rounds.