SilverStreet Capital, a leading private equity investor in the agricultural sector, has strengthened its investment team with the appointment of a new partner, Chris Chance.
Chris will sit on the Investment Committee of the firm’s forthcoming fund, Silverlands II, and will be based at SilverStreet’s Cape Town office. He has over 30 years’ experience in the agricultural sector in the fruit and sugar cane sectors, having worked in both primary production and in the fruit value chain. He has had involvement in a wide variety of crops including sugar cane, table grapes, citrus, apples, pears, sub-tropical fruit and vegetables. He has marketed and managed the logistics associated with the distribution of a wide variety of fruit around the world. He was a board member of Crookes Brothers Limited for over 20 years, an agricultural business listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Gary Vaughan-Smith, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team. We have known Chris for several years and he brings with him a combination of substantial agricultural experience combined with broad commercial knowledge across the fruit and sugar cane sectors.”
Chris Chance, Partner, said: “I am very pleased to be joining SilverStreet Capital and look forward of helping it to achieve its joint goals of providing a strong return for its investors whilst making a positive and sustainable social impact on local communities in Africa"