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 Press releases, news and media coverage regarding HighQuest Partners and its subsidiary, Soyatech LLC:

:: Hundreds to gather for 10th annual Global AgInvesting event (12.14.2017)

:: Global agriculture technology firms find investment and growth opportunities at Dublin’s AgTech Nexus (11.22.2017)

:: Examine critical strategies for building a diverse agriculture portfolio at GAI Europe (11.8.2017)

:: Sustainability and transparency: catalysts for success in burgeoning organic & non-GMO sector (10.12.2017)

::  In the Press: 2017 Organic & Non-GMO Forum (10.12.2017)

:: Inaugural Agtech Nexus event talks smart capital investments (10.2.2017)

:: 2017 Demeter Award recipients announced (9.18.2017)

:: Considering ESG goals for a higher return on investments in ag (9.13.2017)

:: U.S. farm bill and trade with Mexico: Key speakers to address ag issues on both sides of the border (9.11.2017)

:: On CRISPR, and saving the planet with ag
– at Women in Agribusiness Summit
(8.14.2017)

:: In the Press: 6th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit  (7.27.2017)

:: Deadline extended to submit Demeter Award nominations (7.20.2017)

:: U.S. Ag Club expands to Europe; 2017 fall schedule announced (7.19.2017)

::  In the News: GAI AgTech Week, Boston 2017 (7.6.2017)

:: Bayer exec to provide keynote address at Women in Agribusiness Europe (6.28.2017)

:: Organic marketplace at risk: U.S. production increases needed to combat import fraud (6.13.2017)

:: Surge seen in institutional investor interest in agtech investing;
the curious learn more at GAI AgTech Week
(5.24.2017)

:: Knowledge share with agri-food leaders at Women in Agribusiness Europe
 
(4.25.2017)

:: HighQuest hosts only domestic event of its kind to address supply chain challenges in organic & non-GMO sector (4.25.2017)

::  In the News: Global AgInvesting 2017, New York City (4.25.2017)

:: CEO of the National Pork Board to present at the Des Moines Ag Club (4.4.2017)

:: Executive director of MOSES to present at Minneapolis Ag Club (4.3.2017)

:: Expert investors examine the evolution of ag as an asset class
 
(3.24.2017)

:: GAI AgTech Week hits Boston in June, bringing ag technology investment opportunities to the most innovative state in the U.S. (3.16.2017)

:: Land O’Lakes COO Beth Ford on navigating ag’s disrupted business environment (3.7.2017)

:: At GAI: How are Trump policies likely to affect investments in global agriculture? (2.6.2017)

:: Demeter Award nominations – for achievements in advancing women in ag – now being accepted (2.2.2017)

:: 2017 Women in Agribusiness Summit set to impress with reinvigorated focus (1.26.2017)

:: 2017 Ag Club meetings announced by HighQuest Group (1.26.2017)

:: An eye on ag: what changes could the new Trump administration bring? (12.13.2016)

:: Ag investing remains desirable during volatile period: inflation hedge and wealth preservation key (11.29.2016)

::  In the News: 2016 co-located Organic & Non-GMO Forum and Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (11.13.2016)

:: Lessons in mitigating risk along the ag supply chain for better ROI  (11.9.2016)

:: A compelling case for investing in Australian agriculture (11.7.2016)

::  HighQuest Partners CEO featured as part of executive profiles (11.4.2016)

::  View from the top: HighQuest Partners featured in AgriMarketing (11.3.2016)

:: The critical role of organics in U.S. agriculture at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum (10.27.2016)

:: Major mergers in the agri marketplace: what’s the impact on global investment? (10.26.2016)

:: Eye on the ag supply chain: Millennial food choices, weather, supply and demand at the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (10.17.2016)

:: Establishing relationships with institutional investors at the next Des Moines Ag (10.17.2016)

:: Challenges in commodity and non-GMO markets at Minneapolis Ag Club (10.17.2016)

:: New York Ag Club highlights food for the 1% movement and its impact on agriculture (10.7.2016)

:: In the Press: Global AgInvesting Asia, Tokyo, 2016 (10.7.2016)

::  In the Press: 5th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit (10.7.2016)

:: The food for the 1% movement: what does it mean for agriculture? at this month’s Boston Ag Club (10.4.2016)

:: Industry giants like Cargill, Mondelēz, General Mills to attend Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (9.19.2016)

:: Hear what's in store for the 2016 Women in Ag Summit: an RFD-TV interview with Joy O'Shaughnessy (9.19.2016)

:: Enabling topline growth with risk management at Chicago Ag Club (9.13.2016)

:: Industry leaders from Bunge, Dupont and more to speak at Women in Agribusiness Summit (9.12.2016)

:: Actionable ag investing knowledge from expert investors at GAI Asia (9.2.2016)

:: Learn more about the 2016 Organic & Non-GMO Forum (9.1.2016)

:: Certified transitional initiatives: unlimited potential to change the organic food sector (8.30.2016)

:: Syngenta recognized as company of the year for promoting diversity in the workplace (8.29.2016)

:: Gain access to Japan’s untapped wealth at Global AgInvesting Asia (8.16.2016)

:: Asian Development Bank executive tops list of key speakers at Global AgInvesting Asia (8.2.2016)

:: What to expect at the 2016 Organic & Non-GMO Forum, an interview with co-director Sarah Day Levesque of HighQuest Group  (7.28.2016)

:: Organic & Non-GMO discussion at Minneapolis Ag Club (7.18.2016)

:: Global institutional capital investments in farmland top $45 billion over last decade, HighQuest Consulting reports (7.14.2016)

:: Demeter Award nominations now accepted until July 29 (7.12.2016)

:: Iowa Secretary of Ag to present at inaugural Des Moines Ag Club (7.11.2016)

::  In the News: GAI AgTech Week 2016 (6.27.2016)

:: Most innovative agtech entrepreneurs to pitch to “The Capital Grill” at GAI AgTech Week (6.14.2016)

:: Global AgInvesting's Kate Westfall speaks of GAI AgTech Week 2016 in an interview with RFD-TV's Market Day Report  (6.13.2016)

:: Monsanto and Borlaug Institute speakers join keynote Dylan Ratigan at GAI AgTech Week (6.6.2016)

:: HighQuest managing director weighs in on how possible sale of St. Louis-based Monsanto might change that area (6.3.2016)

:: Joy O'Shaughnessy of HighQuest Group speaks to more sessions, networking and fun at the 2016 Women in Agribusiness Summit in an interview with RFD-TV's Market Day Report (5.20.2016)

:: GAI AgTech Week seeks entrepreneurs to pitch investment opportunities to panel of proven investors (5.19.2016)

:: HighQuest Group experts author article on sorghum for Alternative Emerging Investors (5.13.2016)

:: In-depth insights for the supply chain of conventional, organic and non-GMO oilseeds and grains at co-located HighQuest events (5.12.2016)

:: HighQuest’s agricultural investing seminar comes to Tokyo
 
(5.11.2016)

:: Calling all outstanding leaders in agribusiness for Demeter Award nominations! (5.9.2016)

:: Top 2015 ag & food deals and trends, and 2016 insights, in free GAI News report (5.2.2016)

:: New developments in farmland and agtech investment showcased at Global AgInvesting (4.29.2016)

::  HighQuest managing director weighs in on foreign investments in ag (4.28.2016)

::   In the News: Global AgInvesting 2016, New York City (4.25.2016)

:: From ag fundamentals to agtech innovators: a comprehensive view of ag investing at GAI
 
(4.11.2016)

:: Connecting proven innovators with investors in the $4.6 billion AgTech sector (3.24.2016)

:: Growing business, formulating strategies and making connections in ag investing sector at GAI (3.21.2016)

:: Forward thinking at the 2016 Women in Agribusiness Summit in Chicago (3.1.2016)

:: Capitalize on the $2 trillion industry of Islamic finance with insight on Shariah-compliant ag investments at GAI (2.15.2016)

:: World supplies of oilseeds, except for soybeans, to be tight for 2016; Thomas Mielke of OIL WORLD to explain at next month’s Oilseed Congress (1.11.2016)

:: Private vs. public ag investment in the Middle East: bridging the gap for greater innovation in the space (1.5.2016)

:: How-To Guide on gender inclusion in agribusiness needs stakeholder input
 
(12.17.2015)

:: Palm oil sector the one to watch for indicators for El Niño and oilseeds in 2016; details at Oilseed Congress (12.14.2015)

::  In the News: Global AgInvesting Europe 2015 (12.7.2015)

www.womeninag.com 

:: Investing in ag: a radio interview with Global AgInvesting chairman Philippe de Lapérouse (12.1.2015)

:: In The News: Global AgInvesting Asia 2015 (11.3.2015)

:: Interactive workshops and pre-event seminars boost knowledge sharing at Global AgInvesting Europe (10.22.2015)

:: Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA promises unique oilseed sector insight, invaluable networking opportunities (10.21.2015)

:: Farm Credit East guest speaker at Boston Ag Club next week (10.15.2015)

:: New ag market paradigms that will demand adaptations explained at the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(9.22.2015)

:: In The News: Co-located Women in Agribusiness Summit and Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, Minneapolis 2015 (9.15.2015)

:: Advocates of diversity in ag sector recognized with Demeter Award of Excellence (9.3.2015)

:: IBM presents data-driven agricultural insights at Women in Agribusiness Summit (8.24.2015)

:: Fidel Castro’s daughter to offer unique perspective on Cuba’s history and future at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(8.11.2015)

:: Major industry players to deliver insight on global agriculture investment opportunities at GAI Asia conference in Singapore
 
(8.4.2015)

:: Organic & Non-GMO Forum debuts at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(7.27.2015)

:: Deadline for Demeter Award nominations is July 10 (7.13.2015)

:: In the Press: Inaugural GAI AgTech Week in San Francisco (6.23.2015)

agfundernews.com/private-equity-investors-set-their-sights-on-food-agriculture.html

:: Cargill’s President of Compound Feed Business to give keynote address at Women in Agribusiness Summit
 
(6.16.2015)

:: GAI AgTech Week to Feature Interactive Quick-Pitch Session
with Companies and Investors
 
(6.16.2015)

:: Investing in Ag: a podcast with Global AgInvesting chairman (6.3.2015)

:: Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, to keynote GAI AgTech Week (5.28.2015)

:: Demeter Award nominations sought for outstanding women in ag (5.18.2015)

:: Experts from Harvard Business School Agribusiness Program, and INTL FCStone to speak at June Ag Club meetings
 
(5.14.2015)

:: GAI Director Kate Westfall speaks to Global AgInvesting during "A Few Minutes With" interview (5.12.2015)

:: In the Press: 2015 Global AgInvesting conference New York City (5.5.2015)

:: Implications of weather, geopolitics and financial markets on ag at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (4.30.2015)

:: An aging population, transportation constraints and how money moves into New York: Geopolitical trends effect on agriculture at Global AgInvesting (4.21.2015)

:: New Boston Ag Club offers critical ag knowledge and unsurpassed networking opportunities
 
(4.16.2015)

:: Follow the $2 billion AgTech investment momentum at GAI AgTech Week (4.10.2015)

www.globalaginvesting.com/news/List

:: CHS, Dow AgroSciences and Zoetis executives join National Advisory Board for Women in Agribusiness Summit
 
(4.6.2015)

:: April 14 is deadline for inclusion in 2016 Soya & Oilseed Bluebook (3.24.2015)

:: Impact of climate change & geopolitical trends on agriculture investment opportunities at Global AgInvesting in New York (3.12.2015)

:: Critical ag content at 2015 Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit and Women in Agribusiness Summit   (3.10.2015)

:: Confronting Challenges in Agricultural Logistics: Investors will discuss opportunities at next week’s Global AgInvesting conference in Dubai
 
(2.19.2015)

:: Global AgInvesting featured in AgriMarketing issue (2.17.2015)

:: Oilseed Congress and Women in Agribusiness Summit capture the attention of more than 200 professionals in Europe/MENA (2.17.2015)

:: Global AgInvesting returns to the UAE for high-level discussions on agriculture investment opportunities to ensure food security and financial returns   (2.4.2015)

:: In the Press: 2015 co-located in Barcelona: Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe and Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA (2.4.2015)

:: OIL WORLD, CME Group and Bunge global experts highlight speaker line up at new Oilseed Congress
 
(1.26.2015)

:: AgTech as an emerging asset class outlined by HighQuest director in Alternative Emerging Investor article (1.19.2015)

:: Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit welcomes Ann Parker as new director (1.13.2015)

:: Industry experts examine the vital role of women in agribusiness at Women in Ag Summit Europe
 
(12.18.2014)

:: In the Press: HighQuest Partners' Consulting transportation study (12.15.2014)

:: In the Press: Global AgInvesting Europe 2014 (12.15.2014)

:: Critical challenges to ag sector addressed at debut of Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe (12.9.2014)

:: November brings momentum for agriculture investments worldwide
 
(11.14.2014)

:: Soybean transportation more predictable in the U.S., vs. Brazil or Argentina, finds new study by HighQuest Consulting (11.13.2014)

:: Oilseed Congress debut brings exclusive content on oilseed complex in Europe/MENA to Barcelona
 
(11.6.2014)

:: Global AgInvesting and Larta Institute forge partnership to catalyze agriculture technology investment with a landmark event in San Francisco
 
(10.30.2014)

:: In the Press: 2014 co-located Women in Agribusiness Summit and Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (9.29.2014)

:: Major geopolitical trends to impact global agribusiness revealed at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(9.22.2014)

:: Outstanding women in agribusiness recognized with Demeter Award of Excellence (9.9.2014)

:: USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden to present keynote address at Women in Agribusiness Summit
 
(8.25.2014)

:: GAI Asia speaker guest authors for Singapore Business Review (8.8.2014)

:: International investors develop agriculture investment strategies at GAI Asia (8.7.2014)

:: AgEx revamped to maximize networking opportunities at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(8.5.2014)

:: Empowering female executives:
New exclusive offerings at the Women in Agribusiness Summit
(7.10.2014)

:: GAI guest author speaks to Singapore's leadership role in food security (7.3.2014)

:: Disruptions in 2015 oilseed and grain trade sector to be addressed (6.12.2014)

:: Nominations for outstanding women in ag sought for Demeter Award consideration
 
(5.21.2014)

:: DuPont Executive Vice President Jim Borel to deliver keynote address at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(5.13.2014)

:: Investment options in AgTech innovations wide open, Global AgInvesting speakers discuss
 
(5.12.2014)

:: In the Press: 2014 Annual Global AgInvesting conference, New York City (5.8.2014)

www.bdo.com.au/media-centre/media-releases/national/agricultural-earnings-to-outperform-equities,-bonds-over-10-years-global-aginvesting-conference-2014

:: Global AgInvesting opens today featuring over 115 industry expert speakers and attracting hundreds of international attendees (4.28.2014)

www.globalaginvesting.com/GAI2014

:: From ag sector knowledge to career path development, Women in Agribusiness Summit offers all-encompassing educational experience
 
(4.25.2014)

:: Ag periodic table outlined by HighQuest managing director in Alternative Emerging Investor article (4.18.2014)

:: New Animal Protein Seminar added to offerings at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit; leading experts from Informa to speak
 
(4.3.2014)

:: 6th Annual Global AgInvesting conference returns to New York as the world’s largest gathering of agriculture investment professionals
 
(3.20.2014)

:: In the Press: 2014 Annual Global AgInvesting Middle East conference, Abu Dhabi (3.11.2014)

:: In the News: HighQuest managing director Philippe de Lapérouse interviewed (3.7.2014)

:: 9th Annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit to include participation from Informa Economics
 
(3.5.2014)

www.highquestpartners.com

:: Benefits of women’s leadership groups highlight keynote address
by Agrium exec Leslie O’Donoghue at 2014 Women in Agribusiness Summit
 
(2.13.2014)

:: Co-located ag summits – Women in Agribusiness and Oilseed & Grain Trade -- bring comprehensive sector knowledge to single venue (2.10.2014)

:: HighQuest managing director authors article on aquaculture in Alternative Emerging Investor magazine (2.6.2014)

:: HighQuest Partners managing director to chair roundtable discussion at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture
 
(1.31.2014)

:: February 2015 dates announced for European debut of co-located Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA and Women in Agribusiness (1.13.2014)


 

:: GCC investors to gain strategic knowledge of the global agriculture sector at Global AgInvesting (1.9.2014)

:: BBC World News reports from Global AgInvesting in London (1.2.2014)

:: In the News: 2013 annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit and Women in Agribusiness Summit (12.3.2013)

:: Just-released report about women in agribusiness provides actionable items
for recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the sector
 
(11.19.2013)

:: International thought leaders round out speaker line up at annual Global AgInvesting Europe conference
 
(11.12.2013)

:: Thomas Mielke of OIL WORLD predicts bearish outlook for oilseeds and oilmeals in 2014 at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(11.1.2013)

:: Women in Agribusiness Summit goes global;
Success in Minneapolis followed by Barcelona event in February 2014
 
(10.31.2013)

:: Mark Dineen, event director of Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, interviewed on RFD-TV's Market Day Report (10.18.2013)

:: Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit event chair interviewed live on RRFN (10.17.2013)

:: Women in Agribusiness Summit profiled on RFD-TV's Market Day Report (10.17.2013)

:: Pranav Garg, strategy and M&A expert, joins agribusiness advisory firm HighQuest Partners (10.11.2013)

:: HighQuest article highlight of Alternative Emerging Investor magazine: Soybean competitiveness: A Look at Cost Curves & Seasonality
by Kyle Wendling, HighQuest Partners
(10.11.2013)

:: Farm Talk  KQLX-AM Ag News 890 talks to Women in Ag director about award recipients (10.11.2013)

:: Farm Talk radio speaks to Women in Ag director about first-of-its-kind comprehensive women in ag study
(10.11.2013)

:: Excellence Award acknowledges achievements of women in ag; four recipients to be recognized at Women in Agribusiness Summit in October
 
(9.30.2013)

:: Women in ag related positions much lower than expected as evidenced by just-released data from new study of women in agribusiness
 
(9.19.2013)

:: Commodities buyer/seller opportunities attract top importers
from China, Turkey to Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
 
(9.12.2013)

:: CEO of Ingredion, Ilene Gordon, to present keynote address at Women in Agribusiness Summit
 
(8.23.2013)

:: Industry leaders turn to third annual Global AgInvesting Asia conference for in-depth agricultural investment discussions
 
(8.15.2013)

:: Executives from General Mills and The Mosaic Company join speakers’ lineup at Women in Agribusiness Summit
 
(8.13.2013)

:: New track session with focus on key origin and destination markets and regulatory trends added to the 8th annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (7.15.2013)

:: Top Ag executives from ADM, CME and Tyson help steer
Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit content to address industry interests and concerns
 
(6.4.2013)

:: Participation sought from Ag companies to provide insight
for first comprehensive study of women in agribusiness
 
(5.28.2013)

:: Global AgInvesting Research & Insight capabilities highlighted
in premiere issue of Alternative Emerging Investor magazine
(5.22.2013)

www.globalaginvesting.com/ResearchInsights

:: Global AgInvesting Research & Insight capabilities highlighted
in premiere issue of Alternative Emerging Investor magazine
(5.22.2013)

:: HighQuest Partners’ agribusiness expert tapped as panel expert for Seafood Investment Forum
 
(5.14.2013)

:: $2.5 trillion in assets represented at flagship Global AgInvesting conference in New York City
 
(5.10.2013)

:: In the News: Fifth annual Global AgInvesting conference in New York City (5.8.2013)

:: HighQuest Partners' managing director to speak this week at Nicovita Symposium (4.15.2013)

:: Soy & Grain Trade Summit renamed Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit to better reflect broader content and reach
 
(3.26.2013)

www.cvent.com/events/oilseed-grain-trade-summit-2013/custom-37-5ea67d8c547e41289e19754c70abe4cb.aspx

:: Global AgInvesting prepares for 800 attendees in New York after successful debut event in Abu Dhabi
(3.25.2013)

:: Land O’Lakes Executive Vice President to present keynote address at Women in Agribusiness Summit
 
(3.14.2013)

:: China oilseed processing report provides exclusive insight into growth and investment potential in the sector over next decade; report now available (3.5.2013)

:: Top women in Ag from Monsanto, Kraft and CME Group round out national advisory board for Women in Agribusiness Initiatives   (3.4.2013)

:: Dubai Eye 103.8 radio interviews Global AgInvesting speaker
Desmond Sheedy, CIO of Duxton Asset Management
(2.25.2013)

:: Global Agriculture as an Emerging Asset Class - a HighQuest Partners published paper (2.20.2013)

NOTE: This paper was published on the website of Global Business Magazine, Feb. 14, 2013.  See the article online here.

:: CHS Inc. CEO Carl Casale to deliver keynote address at 2013 Soy & Grain Trade Summit (2.20.2013)

:: Global experts from OIL WORLD and CME Group sign on as speakers for the 2013 Soy & Grain Trade Summit
 
(2.7.2013)

:: Save the date for co-located 2013 Soy & Grain Trade and Women in Agribusiness Summit (1.24.2013)

:: Global AgInvesting conference marks fifth anniversary with expanded agenda and AgTech Investment Summit
 
(1.22.2013)

www.globalaginvesting.com/Conferences/Home

:: Global AgInvesting conferences expand to four locations in the New Year, beginning with an inaugural event in Abu Dhabi in February (1.3.2013)

:: Profiles of HighQuest Partners' capabilities featured on RFD-TV (12.20.2012)

:: Exclusive insider report on China oilseed processing sector available;
Discounts on pre-orders
 
(12.20.2012)

:: Women in agribusiness identify a need; mentorship program answers the call (11.14.2012)

:: Global agriculture investment deals in Q2 2012 equal more than US$13.7 billion (11.8.2012)

:: First comprehensive study of women in agribusiness needs industry participation (10.23.2012)

:: HighQuest Partners' events featured in media (10.22.2012)

:: Grain Future Bright (10.18.2012)

:: Global AgInvesting attracts international investors in Singapore     (10.16.2012)

:: Reflections on the Inaugural Women in Agribusiness Summit (10.12.2012)

:: Mielke predicts positive scenario for oils and fats at Soy & Grain Trade Summit (9.25.2012)

:: Inaugural Women in Agribusiness Summit gets rave reviews (9.25.2012)

:: Global agriculture summit brings the power of networking to New Orleans (9.11.2012)

:: Focus on diversified investment strategies at Global AgInvesting Asia   (9.11.2012)

:: HighQuest Partners’ agribusiness expert interviewed by Australian media (9.6.2012)

:: Industry-first sector information gathered with Women in Agribusiness survey (9.6.2012)

:: Access to key industry, government leaders and ag industry insights are not to be missed at co-located global summits (8.29.2012)

:: Veteran investors to convene at GAI Asia to discuss the role of agriculture in the portfolio (8.27.2012)

:: Analysts see investments in Brazil, other arable lands increasing during U.S. drought (8.23.2012)

:: Industry tours round out offerings at Soy & Grain Trade Summit (8.16.2012)

:: Sponsor scholarships foster next generation at inaugural Women In Agribusiness Summit   (8.6.2012)

:: Not enough farmland to feed the world (8.2.2012)

:: Highquest Partners’ agribusiness expert tapped as keynote speaker for the Australian Grains Industry Conference 2012 (7.30.2012)

:: Leadership and development opportunities abound at inaugural Women in Agribusiness Summit (7.18.2012)

:: Expansive offerings at Soy & Grain Trade Summit attract new attendees and participants (7.17.2012)

:: Highquest Partners Experts: Eurozone crisis gives lift to old-fashioned lending (7.17.2012)

:: Global AgInvesting Asia, with keynote speaker Jim Rogers, brings the largest gathering of ag investors to Singapore (7.10.2012)

:: HighQuest Partners subsidiary CEO comments on "The Triumph of the Family Farm" in Atlantic Magazine (6.21.2012)

:: Global “agvocate” and inspirational professional speaker to present keynote address at inaugural Women in Agribusiness Summit (6.19.2012)

:: Money managers reap crop insurance harvest  (6.18.2012)

:: Mozambique farmland is prize in land grab fever (6.18.2012)

:: U.S. Senate moves along 2012 Farm Bill talks (6.8.2012)

:: Dow AgroSciences CEO signs on as keynote speaker for Soy & Grain Trade Summit (6.4.2012)

:: Opportunities to invest in agriculture continue to grow as showcased at premier Global AgInvesting conference (5.2.2012)

:: Global AgInvesting conference in the news (5.1.2012)

:: One-of-a-kind agricultural research and insight platform highlights revamped Global AgInvesting website (4.23.2012)

:: Jim Rogers speaks to agricultural investing trends as preview to Global AgInvesting conference (4.12.2012)

Investment expert and author Jim Rogers highlights investments in agriculture as the next big thing.  Hear more from his interview with HighQuest Partners' CEO Greg Mellinger at www.globalaginvesting.com

:: HighQuest Partners introduces dynamic networking forum for women in agribusiness (3.27.2012)

Women from all levels across the agricultural value chain will convene to exchange ideas and share in dynamic dialogue about industry issues.

 

:: Soy & Grain Trade Summit Attracts Key Agricultural Commodity Buyers and High-Caliber Sponsors (3.20.2012)

 Soyatech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners, will host the seventh annual Soy & Grain Trade Summit in New Orleans. 

:: Kate Westfall joins HighQuest Partners as director of content and client relations
(2.28.2012)

Westfall will oversee Global AgInvestingSM  events, including driving revenue and generating innovative content, developing marketing strategies and helping to create new products for the GAI conference series. 

:: Oilseeds to be bullish in 2012 (2.2.2012)

:: Global AgInvesting (SM) welcomes Jim Rogers, internationally-renowned economist, as keynote speaker (1.31.2012)

Jim Rogers, investment expert and author, will present "How I See the World Today and What I Am Doing About It" at this premier agricultural investing conference in New York City in April.

:: Agribusiness industry expert from HighQuest Partners to speak at Moscow Conference (12.20.2011)

 Philippe de Lapérouse, director of the firm’s Global Food and Agribusiness Practice, will speak at the Where the Margin Is conference in Moscow on January 31, 2012.

:: Leading global company focused on natural, organic and specialty foods releases inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report. (12.19.2011)

 SunOpta Inc.'s report provides key economic, social and environmental information to stakeholders.

:: HighQuest Partners welcomes new director to oversee Global AgInvestingSM Research & Insight (12.16.2011)

 William J. Kiernan joins the company in new research information role for Global AgInvestingSM projects.

::  Soy Innovation India propels industry forward with strategic insights (12.14.2011)

The message from global industry experts speaking at this debut of Soy Innovation in India earlier this month was three-fold.

:: Slowing global demand and mixed earnings expectations for U.S. Agribusiness Industry, According to Fitch Report (12.14.2011)

:: Cargill Inc. to lay off up to 2,000 workers (12.13.2011)

 Agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. reported it will lay off about 1.5 percent of its global workforce due to challenging world economic conditions.

:: HighQuest Partners welcomes newest engagement manager (12.12.2011)

Ron Marshall has joined the team of managers at HighQuest Partners.  

:: HighQuest Partners welcomes new director of client engagements (12.8.2011)

Michael Masterovsky has joined the executive management team at the globally-recognized strategic consulting, events and media company.

:: UN Warns 25 Percent of World Land Highly Degraded (12.8.2011)

A warning to reverse the trend of land degradation is the result of the United Nations first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources.

:: Garrett joins HighQuest Partners as managing director  (12.7.2011)

HighQuest Partners has announced the addition of Jamie Garrett, previously of Bunge North America, as managing director. 

:: New ways needed to grow food, according to recent UN Report (12.7.2011)

 A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report predicts that in another 40 years many parts of the world will have run out of water for farming.

:: CHS to buy Israei maker of soy protein for $133 million (12.7.2011)

Inver Grove Heights-based CHS, the nation's largest farmer-owned co-operative, has agreed to buy Solbar Industries Ltd., which produces soy protein ingredients for food makers.

 

:: Farmland Institutional Investment May Rise $4B-$5B/Year (12.6.2011)

Institutional investment globally in acquiring and developing farmlands is likely to increase by around $4.0 billion-$5.0 billion annually for the next few years as investors seek relatively safer asset classes due to the economic recession and the eurozone crisis, said industry expert Philippe DeLapérouse, HighQuest Managing Director, in this interview with Dow Jones.

::  Blair Fortner Joins HighQuest Partners as Managing Director (12.6.2011)

 HighQuest welcomes new managing director in its St. Louis, Mo., office

:: Global AgInvesting (SM) Asia promises comprehensive look at investing in the global agricultural production and trade industry. (12.1.2011)

Global AgInvesting Asia will bring together, at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Signapore, Dec. 5 to 7, leading investors, fund operators and industry experts to engage in in-depth and comprehensive discussions on the opportunities and challenges of investing in agriculture.

::  Soy Innovation conference comes to India to further burgeoning soybean market (12.1.2011)

 HighQuest Partners Soy Innovation conference in New Delhi will provide entrepreneurs and industry leaders with the tools to produce, process and utilize soybeans efficiently, as well as how to access both domestic and global markets.

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:: The Real Bull Market (10.14.2011)

According to a HighQuest report for the OECD, 54 investment funds now have $7.44bn of agricultural investments around the world, and this is “expected to double or triple in the near to long term”. Much of this has been acquired over the past decade. Indeed, so strong is this trend that the trading floors of Wall Street are currently abuzz with stories of bankers who have now become obsessed with soybeans.

:: As a platinum sponsor of The Nippon Club & JCCI’s (7.13.2011)

:: Green Acres May Indeed Be the Place to Be (5.31.2011)

Who would have thought investment ideas would come from the 1970s television series Green Acres? However, it looks as though Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor may have been well ahead of their time when they left New York’s Park Avenue for greener pastures.

:: News from Global AgInvesting 2011: Why Is This Plateau Different? (5.16.2011)

Speakers at a recent farmland investment conference in New York City were so bullish on agriculture in early May that skeptics like South Dakota corn and soybean farmer Bob Metz felt compelled to remind them that only a year ago, he was selling 2010 corn for $3 cash, not the $6 bushels that holdouts enjoyed this spring.

:: News from Gobal AgInvesting 2011: Land Investors Crowd the Waiting Room (5.11.2011)

So many Wall Street-types crammed the Waldorf Astoria in New York City last week for a global farmland and agribusiness conference that hosts warned the crowd of 600 not to block the fire exits.

:: News from Global AgInvesting 2011: Sugar Prices May Rebound on Ethanol Demand in Brazil, Amerra Says (5.4.2011)

:: News from Global AgInvesting 2011: Galtere Targets $1 Billion in Brazil Rice, Australia Beef Assets (5.4.2011)

:: News from Global AgInvesting 2011: U.S. Farmland Values to Rise as Food Demand Gains (5.3.2011)

:: News from Global AgInvesting 2011: Lamb-Meat Supply Tightening as Demand Increases, Macquarie Says (5.3.2011)

:: News fron Global AgInvesting 2011: Pensionskassernes Sees $370 Million Investment in World Farmland (5.3.2011)

:: BRDG Park at Danforth Plant Science Center Adds HighQuest Partners (4.25.2011)

BioResearch and Development Growth Park (BRDG Park, “bridge”) announced that HighQuest Partners, a strategic advisory and management consulting services firm, will move its St. Louis office to Building I at the plant and life science research park at the Danforth Plant Science Center.
 

:: HighQuest Partners Donates 1 Million Yen to Japanese Charities (4.15.2011)

As a result of the recent natural disasters involving the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, HighQuest Partners, LLC, conducted a company-wide fund raiser which raised over 1 million yen. These funds were donated to various Japanese charities to assist the ongoing humanitarian relief effort.

:: US Farmland Proves Fertile for Investors (4.12.2011)

HighQuest Partners' report prepared for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) identifies more than 50 investment funds have been formed to buy crop land in areas from Brazil to eastern Europe.

:: Grain Trade Summit to Be Held Jointly With Leading Scientific Conference (3.15.2011)

The sixth annual Soy & Grain Trade Summit (formerly Soya & Oilseed Summit/Global Soybean & Grain Transport) and leading scientific gathering International Soybean Processing and Utilization Conference (ISPUC) will be co-located in St. Louis, Missouri on October 31 - November 3, 2011, the organizers announced jointly today.

 

:: Conference to Highlight Healthy Protein, Oils Requirements in Updated U.S. Dietary Guidelines (2.24.2011)

Recently released updates to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to eat a variety of protein foods, including soyfoods, and to reduce intake of solid and saturated fats.

:: Study by HighQuest Partners Provides Insight on Current Developments in Global Farmland Investing (2.10.2011)

A recent special report on global farmland investing issued by Reuters (SPECIAL REPORT: In Global Land Rush, a Search for Fair Returns published onJanuary 31, 2011) quotes Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director at HighQuest Partners, regarding developments in this emerging asset class. Mr. de Lapérouse is the author of the study commissioned by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) “that estimated that global private sector investment in agriculture hit $14 billion in 2010”.

:: Premium Foods Entrepreneur to Address Soyfoods2011 Conference on the Potential for the U.S. Industry (1.12.2011)

Entrepreneur John Sharffenberger, who successfully pioneered the development of the sparkling wine and premium chocolate industries in the U.S. during the 1980s and 1990s, will address his optimism for the tofu and soyfoods industry at Soyfoods2011

:: Improving Yields, Cutting Costs and Exploring Marketing Opportunities to Be Focus of Farm Profitability 2011 (1.6.2011)

Farm Profitability 2011, a one-day conference specifically designed for soybean and corn farmers, is being held today in Champaign, Illinois.

:: Cultivating Opportunities for Plant Proteins and Healthy Oils to Be Focus of Soyfoods2011 Conference (12.22.2010)

Fostering consumer health and nutrition trends will be the focus of Soyfoods2011: Plant Proteins and Oils for Better Nutrition, a conference from leading soyfoods industry intelligence resource Soyatech, LLC on March 9-10, 2011 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, California.

:: Soybean Yield World Record Holder Explains His Strategies at Farm Profitability 2011 (12.21.2010)

Highest-Yielding Illinois Farmers to Unveil Their Techniques Also at January Event

:: Maximizing Farm Profitability to Be Focus of New Soyatech Conference (12.2.2010)

Domestic and International Marketing, Yield Improvement, Crop Inputs and Traits All Part of Initial Program

:: Global AgInvesting Europe 2010 Conference Highlights Dynamic Opportunities in a Rapidly Emerging Asset Class (11.9.2010)

Global AgInvesting Europe 2010, a conference hosted by HighQuest Partners, LLC and produced by Soyatech, LLC, begins today in Geneva, Switzerland. This third event in the Global AgInvesting series brings together leading institutional investors, fund managers, and public and private sector industry experts from around the world to discuss key drivers for value creation in agricultural production and trade.

:: World Soy Protein Production Grew to 2.77M Metric Tons in 2009, Says New Soyatech Report (10.28.2010)

China Continued to Gain Market Share as Growth Slowed in Second Half of the Decad

:: International Agricultural Commodity Conference Concludes Successfully in Minneapolis (10.11.2010)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: October 11, 2010 – More than 600 attendees from 48 countries gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week for the fifth annual Soya & Oilseed Summit/Global Soybean & Grain Transport and co-located seventh annual Midwest Specialty Grains Conference & Trade Show.

:: Soyfoods Sales Fall for First Time in a Decade: Soyatech, SPINS Report< (9.27.2010)

SPINS - SCHAUMBURG, IL -- September 23, 2010 – According to Soyfoods: The U.S. Market 2010, a report which has just been released by SPINS, Inc. and Soyatech, LLC, retail sales of soyfoods products declined in 2009 to $4.5 billion for the first time in a decade.

:: Potential for Southern Africa Soy Value Chain to Be Focus of Soy Innovation Africa Conference (8.26.2010)

The World Soy Foundation works with private voluntary and non-governmental organizations to deliver soy protein and nutrition education to people who need it around the world.

:: Soy Innovation Africa Conference Starts With Tours of Soybean, Food and Feed Processing Facilities (8.25.2010)

Tours of both the Meadow Feeds soy extrusion and animal feed milling facility and the Good Hope International Beverages soymilk manufacturing plant open Soy Innovation Africa, a conference organized to promote the soybean value chain throughout southern Africa begins today in Cape Town, South Africa.

:: USDA, Bunge, Surface Transportation Board Leaders Among High Level Speakers to Address Annual Ag Trade Conference (8.4.2010)

Roger Beachy, Soren Schroder, Daniel Elliott and Others to Give Broad Perspective to Soya & Oilseed Summit/Global Soybean & Grain Transport, Midwest Specialty Grains Conference
 

:: TechnoServe and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Launch New Southern Africa Soy Value Chain Development Program at Soy Innovation Africa in August 2010 (7.8.2010)

Soyatech, LLC is pleased to announce that TechnoServe and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will launch their new Southern Africa Soy Value Chain Development Program at Soy Innovation Africa 2010, which will be held August 26-27, 2010 at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

:: Global AgInvesting 2010 Conference to Expolre Key Opportunities in Agricultural Investing (5.6.2010)

Conference Begins Today With 400 in Attendance:
HighQuest Partners LLC -- NEW YORK, NY AND TOPSFIELD, MA -- May 6, 2010 -- Global AgInvesting 2010, a conference hosted by HighQuest Partners, LLC and produced by Soyatech, LLC, begins today in New York, NY. This second annual Global AgInvesting conference will gather more than 400 leading institutional investors, fund managers, and public and private sector industry experts from 22 countries to discuss the outlook and key drivers for value creation in agriculture.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces Top Experts to Address Global AgInvesting 2010 Conference (4.8.2010)

Speakers from El Tejar, TIAA-CREF, Brookfield Brazil, World Bank and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group Lead Distinguished List
Topsfield, MA: April 8, 2010 – HighQuest Partners is announcing the speakers and panel participants at Global AgInvesting 2010, which will be held May 6-7, 2010 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

:: Dr. Peter Goldsmith Joins HighQuest Partners Team for Agribusiness Strategy (4.2.2010)

HighQuest Partners LLC -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- April 2, 2010 -- HighQuest Partners, a leading advisor for the agribusiness industry, announce that Dr. Peter Goldsmith has joined the organization as director at HighQuest Partners and senior advisor to Soyatech for agribusiness strategy.

:: HighQuest Subsidiary Trade Show to Foster International Trade With New Partners (3.23.2010)

Soyatech LLC -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- March 23, 2010 -- Soyatech, LLC will hold its fifth annual Soya & Oilseed Summit/Global Soybean & Grain Transport in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 4-6, 2010, Soyatech CEO Chris Erickson announced today.

:: U.S. Soyfoods Sales Mixed in 2009, Says Soyatech Report to Be Highlighted at Soyfoods2010 Conference (2.11.2010)

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME, Feb. 11, 2010 – Soyatech, LLC, the leading soyfoods industry intelligence resource, announced today that early results from its annual landmark study Soyfoods: The U.S. Market indicate that the soyfoods industry had a tough year in 2009.

:: HighQuest Partners and Soyatech Present Global AgInvesting 2010 Conference (2.10.2010)

Soyatech, LLC, in partnership with HighQuest Partners LLC, will present the Global AgInvesting 2010 conference. This conference, which will take place May 6 -7, 2010 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, will provide public and private market investors with keen insights about the opportunities and challenges of investing in agricultural lands, private equity, and infrastructure. 

:: HighQuest Executive to Chair Healthy Oils Track at Annual Nutracon Event (1.25.2010)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME --  January 25, 2010 – Soyatech, LLC, the leading intelligence resource for the soybean and oilseed industry, today announced that it is co-organizing and chairing the “Healthy Oils” track of the annual Nutracon conference (March 10-11, 2010 in Anaheim, California), which is produced each year by New Hope Natural Media and is co-located with Natural Products West and SupplyExpo.

:: Soy Innovation Africa to Engage Business Leaders in Emerging Markets With the Potential of the Soybean (1.21.2010)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- January 21, 2010 -- Soyatech, LLC, the leading soybean and soyfoods industry intelligence resource, today announced that it is organizing Soy Innovation Africa: Cultivating Potential in Emerging Markets in collaboration with Soy Southern Africa, National Soybean Research Laboratory and the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health. This event will take place on August 26-27, 2010 at The Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

:: Leading Food Industry Economist Jean Kinsey to Address Soyfoods2010 (1.18.2010)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- January 18, 2010 -- Soyatech, LLC, the leading soyfoods industry intelligence resource, announced today that economist Jean Kinsey, a professor at the University of Minnesota and director of The Food Industry Center, will deliver a keynote address at Soyfoods2010: Anticipating Potential for Growth. Soyfoods2010 will be held in conjunction with Nutracon and SupplyExpo on March 10-11, 2010 at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, California.

:: Commodity Production, Trade and GM/Non-GMO Issues Top eNews Headlines of 2009 (1.5.2010)

eNews readers also put Soyatech events at the top of the list

:: HighQuest Partners to Release 2010 North American Soybean Processing Industry Outlook Study (12.15.2009)

Press Release -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- December 15, 2009 – HighQuest Partners, a leading specialist strategy consulting firm focused on the global food, agribusiness, biofuels and biochemicals sectors, is launching a 2010 North American Soybean Processing Industry Outlook study that will be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2010. This study will provide executives and investors across the food, agribusiness and biofuels sectors with unparalleled insights into the dynamics of the global soybean value chain with a detailed overview of soybean processing economics as well as an analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

:: Ag Production, Transportation Conferences Highlight Industry Growth Trends, Paths to Sustainability (11.6.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME: November 6, 2009 – The fourth annual Soya & Oilseed Summit and second annual Global Soybean & Grain Transport conferences brought industry leaders together to New Orleans, Louisiana, to address new business strategies and opportunities, global commodity, transportation and consumer trends and technological advances for the world soybean, grain and oilseed industry.

:: Speakers Announced for Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009 in New Orleans (9.22.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- September 22, 2009 -- Soya & Oilseed Summit, the annual industry-leading conference from Soyatech, LLC, has announced its initial slate of speakers for the 2009 event, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 3-5, 2009.

:: Blairo Maggi, Brazilian Governor, to Address Soya & Oilseed Summit on Sustainable Soy Production (8.13.2009)

 Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009, the annual industry-leading conference from Soyatech, LLC, will feature an address by Blairo Maggi, who is the governor of Mato Grosso State in Brazil and whose Grupo Andre Maggi is one of the world’s largest soybean producers. Governor Maggi will speak on the final day of the event, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 3-5, 2009. 

:: Global AgInvesting 2009 Conference to Give Investors the Most Accurate, Actionable Information on Opportunities in World Agriculture (6.22.2009)

Global AgInvesting 2009, a conference produced by Soyatech, LLC, in partnership with the Investment Management Institute (IMI) and HighQuest Partners, is underway in New York, NY. Aimed at public and private market investors, this conference will explore opportunities for investments in agricultural lands, commodities and infrastructure.

:: HighQuest’s Global AgInvesting 2009 Conference to Give Investors the Most Accurate, Actionable Information on Opportunities in World Agriculture (6.22.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- June 22, 2009 -- Global AgInvesting 2009, a conference produced by Soyatech, LLC, in partnership with the Investment Management Institute (IMI) and HighQuest Partners, is underway in New York, NY. Aimed at public and private market investors, this conference will explore opportunities for investments in agricultural lands, commodities and infrastructure.

:: Leading Experts to Speak at Global AgInvesting 2009 Conference in New York (5.11.2009)

Presenters include experts on investment opportunities in commodities, land and infrastructure around the world

:: Soyfoods Sales Reach All-Time High, Says New Report (4.15.2009)

Press Release -- SCHAUMBURG, IL -- April 15, 2009 -- According to Soyfoods: The U.S. Market 2009, a newly released report by Soyatech, LLC and SPINS, Inc., retail sales of soyfoods products have surpassed $4 billion for the first time in history.  The report, which examines soyfoods sales and industry trends during 2008, points out that the market for soyfoods in the U.S. has continued to develop despite the overall economic downturn.  The study’s authors note that consumer awareness of the health benefits associated with soy and its expanded presence in multiple distribution channels are leading factors in soyfoods’ continued success.

:: U.S. Ethanol Production to Decrease From Current Levels to 67% Through 2010 (4.13.2009)

Press Release -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- April 13, 2009 -- The newly released Soyatech Biofuels Monitor for the First Quarter 2009 projects that the United States ethanol fleet will run at 67% of forecast industry nameplate capacity through 2010, based on data from the USDA that the 2010 U.S. corn crop will be essentially flat at 12.15 billion bushels.

:: U.S. Ethanol Production to Decrease From Current Levels to 67% Through 2010 (4.13.2009)

Press Release -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- April 13, 2009 -- The newly released Soyatech Biofuels Monitor for the First Quarter 2009 projects that the United States ethanol fleet will run at 67% of forecast industry nameplate capacity through 2010, based on data from the USDA that the 2010 U.S. corn crop will be essentially flat at 12.15 billion bushels.

 

:: HighQuest Partners Co-Hosts Global AgInvesting 2009 Conference (4.6.2009)

Soyatech, LLC -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- April 6, 2009 -- HighQuest Partners LLC and the Investment Management Institute (IMI) will present Global AgInvesting 2009. This cutting-edge conference, which will be produced by Soyatech, takes place June 22-23 at the Marriott Eastside Hotel in New York City. It will provide insights about investments in agricultural lands, commodities, and infrastructure to both public and private market investors.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces Subsidiary Executive Appointment (3.31.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- March 31, 2009 -- Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, announced today that Mark Dineen has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for overseeing the marketing of Soyatech’s events, sponsorships and exhibitions. In addition, he will further develop advertising and marketing opportunities in Soyatech’s publications including the Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the leading source of information on oilseed and agribusiness companies and products.

 

:: Philippe de Lapérouse of HighQuest Partners Joins Board of Directors at Sodrugestvo Management Company, Ltd. (3.16.2009)

Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners and Director of the firm's Global Food and Agribusiness Practice, has joined the Board of Directors of Sodrugestvo Management Company, Ltd., one of the fastest growing companies in the global oilseed industry and the largest independent soybean crusher in Europe.

:: Philippe de Lapérouse of HighQuest Partners Joins Board of Directors at Sodrugestvo Management Company, Ltd (3.16.2009)

Press Release -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- March 16, 2009 – Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners and Director of the firm’s Global Food and Agribusiness Practice, has been named to the Board of Directors of Sodrugestvo Management Company, Ltd. Based in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sodrugestvo is one of the fastest growing companies in the global oilseed industry and the largest independent soybean crusher in Europe.

:: Soyfoods 2009: Nourishing Innovation Conference Takes Place in Anaheim (3.3.2009)

Press Release -- ANAHEIM, CA -- March 3, 2009 -- With an agenda focused on marketing healthful foods to today’s consumer and fostering sustainable growth in the soyfoods industry, Soyfoods2009: Nourishing Innovation takes place today in Anaheim, California. The conference brings together many of the world’s leading experts in soy-based and other wholesome foods to explore the potential role for soy in a nutritious and nourishing diet.

:: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Crop Science Society of China Ask HighQuest Subsidiary Soyatech to Co-Organize World Soybean Research Conference (2.17.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME, USA -- February 17, 2009 -- Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, has been named to co-organize the World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC) VIII and its expanded Soybean Industry Forum. The conference, which will be held in Beijing, China on August 10-15, 2009, is the leading international event on soybean research. Held every five years, it provides a global forum for the world’s soybean researchers to exchange information and research results across all segments of the soybean industry. 

:: HighQuest Partners and Soyatech Present Global AgInvesting 2010 Conference (2.10.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- February 10, 2009: Soyatech, LLC, in partnership with HighQuest Partners LLC, will present the Global AgInvesting 2010 conference. This conference, which will take place May 6 -7, 2010 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, will provide public and private market investors with keen insights about the opportunities and challenges of investing in agricultural lands, private equity, and infrastructure.

:: HighQuest Subsidiary Soyatech Announces Featured Speaker at Soyfoods 2009 Conference (1.19.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- January 19, 2009 -- Dr. Ronald E. Guymon of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University will be a featured speaker at the Soyfoods2009 Conference in Anaheim, California on March 3. Presented by Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, the conference will take place at the Anaheim Hilton in conjunction with the Nutracon Conference and SupplyExpo, which are produced by New Hope Natural Media.

:: CE-YO of Stonyfield Farm is Keynote Speaker at Soyatech’s Soyfoods 2009 Conference (12.9.2008)

Bar Harbor, ME -- Dec. 9, 2008 – Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, today announced that Gary Hirshberg, President and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, will deliver the keynote address at Soyfoods2009: Nourishing Innovation. The conference will take place on March 3, 2009 at the Anaheim Hilton. It is being held in conjunction with the Nutracon Conference and SupplyExpo, which are produced by New Hope Natural Media and take place March 4-8.

:: HighQuest Subsidiary Soyatech Holds Soyfoods 2009 Conference (11.25.2008)

BAR HARBOR, ME, Nov. 25, 2008 – Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, today announced that it will present Soyfoods2009 in Anaheim, California on March 3, 2009. The conference will take place at the Anaheim Hilton in conjunction with the Nutracon Conference and SupplyExpo, which are produced by New Hope Natural Media.

:: Highquest Partners Announces Promotions and Addition to Management Team (11.18.2008)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory and management consulting firm, announced today three promotions within its management team.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces Promotions and Addition to Management Team (11.18.2008)

Press Release -- TOPSFIELD, MA -- November 18, 2008 -- HighQuest Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory and management consulting firm, announced today three promotions within its management team. Philippe de Lapérouse is named a Managing Director of the firm, William Devens has been promoted to Director, and George “Tripp” Lantz is appointed as Finance and Operations Controller.

 

:: USSEC, Soyatech Explore the Future of Containerized Soybean Shipping (11.11.2008)

The U.S. Soybean Export Council, in conjunction with Soyatech, hosted the first annual Global Soybean and Grain Transport Conference in Chicago, Ill. November 5-7.  375 stakeholders from various parts of the soybean value chain, including soybean and grain buyers from China, Southeast Asia and Europe, gathered to discuss the future of U.S. containerized soybean shipments. 

:: HighQuest Announces Subsidiary Management Promotions (10.29.2008)

Press Release -- BAR HARBOR, ME -- Oct. 29, 2008 -- Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, announced today the appointment of Chris Erickson as Chief Executive Officer as well as the promotion of Joe Jordan to General Manager and Content Director and Keri Hayes to Publisher and Events Director.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces Soyatech’s Soya & Oilseed Summit 2008 Outcomes (10.1.2008)

Addresses by Former Iowa Governor Thomas Vilsack, USDA Under Secretary Gale Buchanan Highlight Event

:: HighQuest Partners’ subsidiary Soyatech announces USDA Official Gale Buchanan to Deliver Keynote Address at Soya & Oilseed Summit 2008 (8.18.2008)

Bar Harbor, ME -- Aug. 18, 2008 – Soyatech announced today that Dr. Gale Buchanan, USDA-Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, will speak at the upcoming Soya & Oilseed Summit, which takes place in St. Louis, Missouri on September 17-19 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Dr. Buchanan, whose responsibilities include oversight of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of the conference.

:: HighQuest Partners’ Subsidiary Soyatech LLC announces USDA Chief Economist to Speak at "Soya & Oilseed Summit 2008" Conference in St. Louis (6.9.2008)

BAR HARBOR, ME, June 9, 2008 – Soyatech announced today that Joseph W. Glauber, Chief Economist at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), will speak at the upcoming Soya & Oilseed Summit 2008.  Dr. Glauber will present a session entitled “The North American Market for Soybeans and Oilseeds Through 2010" at the conference, which takes place in St. Louis, Missouri on September 17-19 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.  He joins a growing list of high profile speakers for the event that includes Peter Goldsmith, Executive Director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory, Anne Frick of Prudential-Bache Securities, and David Dzisiak of Dow AgroSciences.

:: HighQuest Partners Releases White Paper on How $100 Oil Really Gave Us $6 Corn (5.7.2008)

TOPSFIELD, MA -- MAY 7, 2008 – HighQuest Partners, a strategic advisory and management consulting firm, today issued a white paper entitled “Pricing Dynamics: How $100 Oil Really Gave Us $6 Corn” that explains how the prices of corn and vegetable oils have become linked to the price of petroleum through biofuels.  

 

:: U.S. Ethanol Capacity Levels Off, Biodiesel Construction Cools: Newest Research Available From HighQuest’s Biofuels Index (2.20.2008)

Press Release – Topsfield, MA -- Feb. 20, 2008 – HighQuest has released summary findings from its latest Biofuels Index, a quarterly database that tracks planned and actual build-out of biofuels production capacity.  Data collected in Q4 2007 indicates that, while online ethanol capacity increased over the quarter, the industry also experienced declines in both capacity under construction and capacity in planning. This supports information reported in earlier issues of the Biofuels Index that suggested a leveling off of corn-based ethanol build-out. 

:: Soyatech Releases Findings From Quarterly Biofuels Index (2.13.2008)

Soyatech has released summary findings from its latest Biofuels Index, a quarterly database that tracks planned and actual build-out of biofuels production capacity. 

:: Hunt Stookey Joins HighQuest Partners as Managing Director (2.1.2008)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, a global advisory firm, announced that Hunt Stookey has joined the company as Managing Director. He oversees all of HighQuest’s consulting practices, which include Global Food, Agribusiness and Biofuels; Industrial and Conglomerates; and Financial Services.

:: USDA Deputy Under Secretary Merle Pierson to Address USDA's Role in Future Bio-Economy at Soyatech's Conference  (10.9.2007)

Dr. Merle Pierson, USDA Deputy Under Secretary of Research, Education and Economics, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Soya & Oilseed Summit 2007: Nourishing Innovations in Food and Energy.

:: SOYATECH RELEASES FINDINGS FROM QUARTERLY BIOFUELS INDEX (8.22.2007)

Study Points to Continued Growth but Possible Leveling Off in Ethanol Boom.

:: Growth Strong in Biofuels Projects, Corn-Based Ethanol May Be Leveling Off: New Results from HighQuest's Quarterly Biofuels Index (8.22.2007)

Topsfield, MA--Aug. 22, 2007--Growth in planned projects and those currently under construction remains strong for both ethanol and biodiesel plants, according to HighQuest’s Biofuels Index, newly updated for Q2 2007. However, the data also shows signs that the corn-based ethanol build out may be leveling off.

:: Ag business consultant foresees rising food prices. (8.15.2007)

 Philippe de Lapérouse, whose French ancestors fought with colonists in the Revolutionary War and has family in France today, for many years has tracked developments in global food and agribusiness markets. A consultant with a long view, de Lapérouse recently explained his thoughts on agriculture and St. Louis as an agribusiness and research center at his office in Ladue.

:: Soyatech President Peter Golbitz Elected to World Soy Foundation Board (3.22.2007)

Soyatech, LLC announces that founder and president Peter Golbitz has been elected to the board of directors of the new World Soy Foundation (WSF).

:: Soyatech Announces New Biofuels Index (3.16.2007)

Report Assists Industry Professionals and Investors in Monitoring Production, Current and Planned Capacity and Other Factors Affecting Biofuels Industry

:: Soyatech Launches All New www.Soyatech.com (3.9.2007)

 Soyatech announced today that it has launched the third generation of www.soyatech.com.

:: Soyatech Announces "Soya & Oilseed Summit 2007: Nourishing Innovations in Food and Energy" (2.12.2007)

Leaders from Food and Biofuels Industries to Advance Discussions about Crucial Issues in Competitive Food versus Fuel Marketplace

:: Soy Protein Market to Grow 7.4% per Year Through 2010, Says New Soyatech Report (12.21.2006)

Health and other drivers have fueled growth in soy protein production from 1.4 million metric tons in 2000 to 2.4 million metric tons in 2005, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.7 percent and value of $2.5 billion.

:: HighQuest Partners LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe de Lapérouse  (10.10.2006)

HighQuest Partners LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe de Laperouse as Director of its Global Food and Agribusiness Practice and new office in St. Louis, Missouri.

:: “SOYA SUMMIT 2006” Conference establishes dialogue between Food and Energy industries (10.4.2006)

250 Attendees from 17 Countries Discuss Opportunities and Strategies for Managing Resource Competition as Interest in Biofuels Soars

:: HighQuest Partners and Soyatech Release Findings From New Biofuels Report (9.12.2006)

HighQuest Partners LLC and its subsidiary Soyatech LLC have released a new report, Biofuels 2006: Production, Supply and Reality, which examines not only projected growth and prospects for biofuels production, but also the ramifications for the nation’s agricultural and food industries.

:: Private sector investment in agriculture emerging as significant alternative asset class; HighQuest Parenters Study (9.12.2006)

BOSTON – September 12, 2006: HighQuest Partners LLC and its subsidiary Soyatech LLC have released a new report, "Biofuels 2006: Production, Supply and Reality," which examines not only projected growth and prospects for biofuels production, but also the ramifications for the nation’s agricultural and food industries

:: Thomas Bartlett named Partner at HighQuest Partners LLC and Chief Operating Officer of ComplianceQuest Partners, LLC (8.23.2006)

Thomas Bartlett, CLU, FMLI, has been named a Partner at HighQuest Partners, LLC and also Chief Operating Officer of the company’s affiliate, ComplianceQuest Partners, LLC. www.highquestpartners.com 

:: HighQuest Subsidiary Announces Landmark Conference (6.14.2006)

 Landmark Event Brings Together Thought-Leaders from Food and Biofuels Industries to Shape Strategies for the Futurewww.soyatech.com

:: HighQuest Partners, LLC. announces a long-term contract between its affiliate ComplianceQuest Partners, LLC and LIMRA. (3.31.2006)

LIMRA has selected ComplianceQuest Partners to manage its Supervision and Compliance Audit Network program (SCAN).

:: LIMRA Selects HighQuest Partners’ affiliate ComplianceQuest Partners LLC as National Director of its Supervision and Compliance Audit Network Program (SCAN) (3.15.2006)

HighQuest Partners, LLC. announces a long-term contract between its affiliate ComplianceQuest Partners, LLC and The Life Insurance Market Research Association (LIMRA)

:: HighQuest Board Red Flag Perspective Featured in Prominent Magazine (1.15.2006)

HighQuest Partners announced today that Financial Solutions International (FSI), a leading Risk Management Magazine for the Financial Services Industry, has published in its Winter 2005/2006 edition an in depth article written by Thomas Bartlett of HighQuest Partners, describing the importance of Red Flag reporting for Boards of Directors.

:: Major Japanese Corporation Engages HighQuest Partners for US Best Practices Study (10.21.2005)

A major Japanese corporation has engaged HighQuest Partners to conduct a Best Practices study to analyze sales, costing, and service metrics among the largest US IT Services companies.

:: HighQuest Marks its 100th Project Assignment (10.15.2005)

HighQuest Partners announced today the booking of its 100th Project Assignment since being founded in 2000.

:: HighQuest Partners Enters Into A Partnership Agreement With Soyatech, Inc. (9.15.2005)

HighQuest Partners announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Soyatech, Inc., an internationally recognized publishing, research and consulting firm focused on sustainable development in soy and oilseed related industries, including agribusiness, biomass-based fuels, food and feed processing, food retail and foodservices markets.

:: HighQuest Celebrates its 5th Year Anniversary (8.1.2005)

HighQuest Partners announced today that it has achieved another milestone; that of its 5th Year Anniversary as a corporation.

:: IMSA Certification Enhances HighQuest Partners’ Corporate Governance Offerings (4.25.2005)

HighQuest Partners is pleased to announce that the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) has approved Mr. Thomas Bartlett, CLU, FLMI, as an IMSA Independent Assessor

:: HighQuest Partners Publishes Innovation in Cash Management Report (4.1.2005)

As the U.S. cash management market becomes more challenging, innovation is the best defense against falling revenues and shrinking margins, according to new report published by HighQuest Partners.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces the Appointment of Tariq Khan as Director, Management Excellence Practice (2.28.2005)

HighQuest Partners announces Mr. Tariq Khan’s appointment as Practice Director of the Management Excellence Practice.

:: HighQuest Partners Opens Manhattan Office (2.1.2005)

 HighQuest Partners, LLC, officially opened its New York City office in the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue today.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces New Senior Consultant (1.3.2005)

www.highquestpartners.comHighQuest Partners announced today that Christine Barry has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant in the Strategy Practice.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces Promotion of Claus Friis to Managing Director (12.9.2004)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, announced the promotion of Claus Friis, the firm's Strategy Practice Director, to Managing Director.

:: HighQuest Partners Completes 50th Consulting Project (10.11.2004)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, announces the completion of its 50th management consulting project.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces New Director (6.1.2004)

HighQuest Partners announced today that Matthew Brown has joined the firm as a Director in the Strategy Practice.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces New Senior Consultant in the Corporate Governance Practice (12.9.2003)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, announced today that Pamela Metrione has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant in the Corporate Governance Practice.

:: HighQuest Partners Opens New Office in Topsfield, MA (12.1.2003)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, announced its expansion into a larger office suite in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

:: HighQuest Partners Announces the Appointment of Thomas Bartlett as Director, Corporate Governance Practice (9.2.2003)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, announced today that Thomas Bartlett has joined the firm as Practice Director of the Corporate Governance Practice.

:: HighQuest Consultant Presents on Anti-Money Laundering Issues and Practices to the Metropolitan Underwriters Group in New York (1.23.2003)

Chuck Cavin, a Senior Regulatory Consultant with HighQuest Partners, LLC, gave a presentation to the Metropolitan Underwriters Discussion group (MUD) on anti-money laundering issues affecting the insurance industry.

:: HighQuest Consultant Delivers Talk on Money Laundering Risks at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management (10.9.2002)

Reetu Khosla, a Senior Regulatory Consultant at HighQuest Partners, LLC, delivered a lecture on money laundering risks to MBA/MSF candidates at Boston College's Carroll School of Management. 

:: HighQuest Partners Launches Website (2.5.2001)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, announced the launching of its website today.

:: HighQuest Partners Opens Andover, MA Office (1.1.2001)

HighQuest Partners, LLC, announces the opening of its office in Andover, Massachusetts.

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