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

DANVERS, Mass., (4/18/14) -- Pranav Garg, managing director and co-head of HighQuest Partners' strategy consulting practice, has authored a piece titled "The Agriculture Periodic Table: A Framework for Examining the Existing Universe for Opportunities Beyond Farmland," which was printed in the April/May issue of Alternative Emerging Investor. See the entire article here, or visit www.aeinvestor.com/sign-up to sign up for a full subscription to the magazine.

Read an excerpt below:

The Agriculture Periodic Table
A Framework for Examining the Existing Universe for Opportunities Beyond Farmland

By Pranav Garg | April/May 2014 Alternative Emerging Investor magazine

The quality of these “beyond farmland” discussions has been murky due to the lack of a systematic framework or language for describing this universe of opportunities. Without a universal framework, you are forced to consider the opportunities that knock on your door. However, such opportunities come with an unfortunate bias known in behavioral economic circles as the “availability bias” – that is, overweighting of evidence that is easily available. We are sure you agree that there should be a more rigorous bar for your investment prospects than the next CEO you happen to meet at the airport lounge....



Pranav Garg is managing director and co-head of HighQuest Partners’ Strategy Consulting Practice. Mr. Garg helps clients build winning business models/strategies and achieve top-quartile financial performance in the agribusiness and food markets.

Mr. Garg is passionate about the role of technology in building winning models, and has helped build/advised innovative technology startups.

Prior to HighQuest, Mr. Garg was at Newpoynt Partners where he advised private equity and industry clients on Latin America M&A transactions.  Before this, Mr. Garg held leadership roles in strategy, finance, and corporate development at Bunge. At Bunge, he engineered the financial transformation of a US$2 billion Latin America division, achieving top-quartile volume growth, cash generation, and returns on investment.

Prior to Bunge, Mr. Garg was a management consultant at Arthur D. Little and Charles River Associates. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Tufts University. Mr. Garg is fluent in English & Hindi, and has intermediate proficiency in Spanish.

Contact information: pgarg@highquestpartners.com (914) 482-2193


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